- Flower nameAlpine gentian
- Scientific nameGentiana alpina
- AliasGentiana, アルピナ・リンドウ, リンドウアルピナ, 高山リンドウ, Alpine gentian
- Place of origin European Alps
- Place of floweringHigh mountain, Sub-alpine
- Flowering seasonJune, July
What is Alpine gentian
Alpine gentian (scientific name: Gentiana alpina) is a subalpine to alpine perennial herb in the family Gentianaceae, native to the European Alps. In Switzerland, it grows wild in meadows and rocky areas. It is also known as alpina alpina, gentian alpina, and alpine gentian.
What is G. alpina？
G. alpina is a 4-7 cm tall herb. The basal rosette leaves are just below the flower stalk and are cortical, with small round leaflets 1 cm nm long attached in pairs. The flowers are 4-7 cm long and the corolla color is dark blue. Flowering season: June-July.
Dragonfly of the European Alps
In addition to Gentiana alpina, the European Alps are home to Gentiana acaulis and Gentiana clusii, which are similar to each other. Both are short and produce blue-purple trumpet-shaped flowers from the ground.
Gentiana alpina (Gentiana alpina) has green spots on the inside of the corolla and short oval leaves just below the flower stalk.
G. acaulis has green streaks and convex black spots on the inside of the corolla, and its leaves are oblong and soft. Flowering season: May-August.
Gentiana clusii (Gentiana clusii) has small convex black spots on the inside of the corolla, and the leaves are oval and stiff.
Common name: Alpine gentian , Scientific name: Gentiana alpina, also known as Alpina gentian, Gentiana alpina, Alpine gentian, Stem length: 4 to 7 cm (8 cm), Basal rosette leaf length: 1 to 2 cm, Leaf shape: elliptic dioecious; flower color: dark blue; flower length: 3 cm; flowering season: June-July.