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Catwheazle

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Gentiana ID please help
« on: May 12, 2015, 05:04:33 PM »
this Enzian I bought many years ago on a vegetable market. It grows in the harsh climate Allgäüer quite good, on calcareous soil and sows also made.
Our native gentians grow so individually. This one makes upholstery.
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Re: Gentiana ID please help
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 05:19:54 PM »
angustifolia ???
The flowers are similar to our native acaulis in size, shape and color to be confused.
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Re: Gentiana ID please help
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 06:34:31 PM »
Hard to say for me, Bernd - but I'd suggest  G. angustifolia because of the stems.  :-\
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Re: Gentiana ID please help
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 06:40:51 PM »
thx  ;D i checked a key. angustifolia seems correct.
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Re: Gentiana ID please help
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2015, 06:46:14 PM »
Enzian flowers so very beautiful - no matter the kind.  :D
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Re: Gentiana ID please help
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2015, 11:06:41 PM »
Hard to say for me, Bernd - but I'd suggest  G. angustifolia because of the stems.  :-\
and the narrower leaves. I've not seen this one though we do have white and palest blue forms here. It looks a beauty, less chunky than acaulis.
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Re: Gentiana ID please help
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2015, 05:07:03 AM »
you are right. i can compare, because acaulis (sorry.... clusii) is growing and flowering here in the wild.
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