Gentianella amarella. Autumn gentain.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous biennial/monocarpic perennials. 

Flowering period: 

August and September.


Well drained basic soil. Limestone grasslands. Calcareous dunes and machair. Cuttings and quarries. Mainly lowland. 


Agricultural intensification. Changes in grazing density, regime and/or livestock e.g. cattle to sheep. Afforestation. 

Static distribution map:
Gentianella amarella
Gentianella amarella
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage