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Autumn Gentian

Autumn Gentian, Eggardon Hill, West Dorset
Open and unopened flowers
5 purple petals and fringe, 2 stigmas, 5 stamens
5 stamens
Creamy white to yellow centre of corolla 
Corolla tube, lanceolate sepals
Plant with both 4- (top) and 5-petalled flowers
4-petalled flower, 4 stamens, 2 stigmas
Opposite leaves
Close-up of sessile leaf