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Clusius' gentian

Gentiana clusii

Description:

Purple flower, short growth, open flower

Habitat:

Between rocks in Alps

Notes:

Clusijev svisc.

No species ID suggestions

14 Comments

Ursula
Ursula 2 years ago

I think this was it. I'll correct it :) Thanks for all your help!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 2 years ago

Definitely, in fact I think in the photo on Peter's blog the flowers look like they are about to open. This species normally looks like a more typical Gentian flower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentiana_cl...

Ursula
Ursula 2 years ago

P.S. I think this was it-Gentiana clusii (3d picture: http://petersfotoblog.blogspot.com/2009/...). Is it possible that when it's in the last stage of blossoming that it opens its flower that wide as in my picture?

Ursula
Ursula 2 years ago

I'm still new into flower identification, but what i remember is that is was really small, but the flower was quite "big" and had little and slim petals ... This last one i found (Phyteuma) is a lot like i remember it ... Maybe next time when i go to the Alps I'll photograph it more upclose so i can finally find it :)

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 2 years ago

Do you remember the flowers as being like the Phyteuma rather than a Gentiana Ursula? The habit of plants of this genus in my experience are a lot taller as you say, but as I'm still squinting at the flowers in your photo, it's your memory that's most important! Things sometimes flower as very uncharacteristically squat plants when conditions dictate.

Ursula
Ursula 2 years ago

Now, i found this flower which looks like mine: http://agrozoo.net/jsp/Galery_one_image....

The only problem it's this one is a bit "taller" ...

Ursula
Ursula 2 years ago

thank you so much for this link! plus pictures of the flowers are really amazing there! :) hope i'll find the match! :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Hi Ursula, I have created a specific mission for European Alpine flora. You'll be able to enter most of your Slovenian wild flowers spottings there. You can join the mission at
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7785...

Ursula
Ursula 3 years ago

This looks quite like it!
Next time I have to take more pictures!
And I'm still not sure, because it's so strong purple and has really lanceolated shape. Now i think that because of the dark flower this could be it: http://www.zaplana.net/flowers/Gentianac...

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 3 years ago

It could well be....difficult to tell because I can't see the flowers too clearly on my screen. The outline shape does look similar. Did they look like this close up: http://en.hribi.net/slika.asp?rastlina=2...

Ursula
Ursula 3 years ago

This one, when open should look like it, what do you think? http://www.zaplana.net/flowers/Gentianac...

Ursula
Ursula 3 years ago

I don't know. I've been looking it up. Gentiana Alpina and Gentiana terglouensis look a bit similar, but i'm not sure, because on my picture it looks like it has longer flower ... i'll try to find it. Thx for the tip! :)

Gentiana sp. for sure!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 3 years ago

Looks very much like a Gentian - Gentiana sp. Would be good to get a closer look at the flower, but I'd start there and see where it takes you.

Bovec, Bohinj, Slovenia

Lat: 46.33, Long: 13.75

Spotted on Aug 1, 2011
Submitted on Nov 1, 2011

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