Autumn Gentian - Gentianella amarella
Low to short erect plant, simple or branched, the branches ascending. Leaves oval to lanceolate, the basal ones forming a distinct rosette. Flowers dull purple, blue, pink or whitish 14 to 22 mm long usually five parted.
Open calcareous grassland, especially in old limestone quarries.
Flowers June to October.
Annual or biennial.
Widespread but local in Britain.
Infrequent and local in Leicestershire and Rutland although it can be numerous in the few areas where it occurs. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 4 of the 617 tetrads.
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