Monday, February 13, 2012

Spring gentian (Gentiana verna)

Gentiana verna or spring gentian belongs to the Gentianaceae family. It is a common sight in alpine meadows in Europe and in Asia. The colour can vary from bright purple to purplish red and rarely white. The whole plant is really small having only a few centimeters hight.
It is the country flower of Duhram in England.
There are a few superstitions associated with this beautiful flower and namely that it brings bad luck or even death when it is picked up.


Giga said...

Mają mój ulubiony kolor kwiatów i są śliczne. Pozdrawiam. *** Είναι το αγαπημένο μου λουλούδια και τα χρώματα είναι όμορφα. Δικός σου

Joop Zand said...

Lovely flowers and nice color.... good photo.

Greetings, Joop

Greece's Flora said...

Τhank you!! Purpule is my favourite colour too!!!

DANI said...

Οχ, αυτό το μπλε ... πρέπει να είναι το χρώμα των θεών ... Τέλειο λουλούδι !