Gentianella amarella   Autumn Gentian C DD N

Gentianella amarella

There are quite a few sub species of this plant and I think this is probably G. amarella ssp amarella. In the dunes of Newborough it flowers in thousands in late summer some with surprisingly large, well branched plants. Like most Gentians it needs sunshine to open fully.

G. amarella is found in central southern and northern england but is sparser in Cornwall and in western Wales. There are patches of plenty in Scotland including the Orkneys and the north coast. It is also found in Ireland mostly in central regions.

Newborough Warren, Anglesey, 13th August 2001

Added on November 7th 2004, updated 24th January 2009, updated 2nd April 2010

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