FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Gentianopsis dentosa, Serrate Gentian

Gentianella dentosa; The Serrate Gentian grows in the coastal regions of Iceland, except for the south coast. In the northern and eastern regions it grows more inland in river valleys. Like the alpine gentian (G. nivalis) it has blue flowers and have - though less conspicuous - appendages on the base of the petal lobes.. However, the petals are 4 in number (5 in G. nivalis) and the stems are well developed.
In the past this species was known as Gentianella dentosa. It is a member of the gentian family (Gentianaceae). The Icelandic name of this species is Engjavöndur.

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See Hördurs page on the serrate Gentian (much better photos than mine)

See Hördurs page on the serrate Gentian (much better photos than mine)

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