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FIELD GENTIAN Gentianella campestris (Gentianaceae) Height to 10cm. Biennial, similar to Autumn Gentian but separable with care by studying the flowers. Found in grassland on neutral or acid soils. FLOWERS are 10-12mm across and bluish purple, sometimes creamy white; note the 4 corolla lobes and unequal calyx lobes, one pair much larger than the other (Jul-Oct). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow ovate. STATUS-Locally common in N England and Scotland; scarce or absent elsewhere.