Gentianella amarella subsp. occidentalis, 3 of 13

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Dune Gentian

Crwynllys Cymreig

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

A different location still with plenty of G. amarella around. This plant fits the key better. 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 13:41:22
1/80 sec - F/18
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 G VR
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Depth of field: 0.01 m (0.42 - 0.43)
Light value: 11.7

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