Gentianella amarella subsp. occidentalis, 1 of 13

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Dune Gentian

Crwynllys Cymreig

Eu-dicots (True dicotyledons)
Family: Gentianaceae
Oxwich Dunes

Not entirely fitting the key but "one of the best" in the area. And certainly showing the seed leaves still present. There was plenty of G. amarella in the vicinity so hybridisation entirely possible. But opinions seem to differ on this. Note that Stace (third edition) states that this species is particularly closely related to G. amarella and "might merely represent adoption of (a) different life-cycle strategy] in special habitats".
18 September 2010
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles
British Isles status: native

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Photographer: J R Crellin

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18/09/2010 13:05:01
1/60 sec - F/25
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 G VR
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Exp. compensation: -1 EV
Depth of field: 0.02 m (0.39 - 0.41)
Light value: 13.2

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