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MARSH GENTIAN Gentiana pneumonanthe (Gentianaceae) Height to 30cm. Scarce and attractive, hairless perennial of bogs and damp, grassy heaths on acid soils. FLOWERS are 25-45mm long, trumpet-shaped and bright blue, the outside of the corolla tube being marked with 5 green stripes; borne in terminal clusters (Jul-Oct). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow, blunt, 1-veined and borne up the stem in opposite pairs. STATUS-Local, with scattered sites in England and Wales.
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