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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
 
 
Capsules
 
 
Opposite leaves
 
 
Close-up of sessile leaf