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Gentianella germanica

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 11 October 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Gentianella germanica (NL: Duitse gentiaan / EN: Chiltern gentian / DE: Deutscher Fransenenzian / FR: Gentiane d’Allemagne) is a 15-35 cm high flowering plant in the Gentianaceae family. In Belgium this species is on the red list mentioned very rare and endangered. The gentian is found in central Europe and most of Western Europe in grasslands, fens, prairies, meadows, pastures and sheep pastures at altitudes up to 2600 meters. It prefers loamy, calcareous soil. It flowers from August to November with lilac blue sometimes white flowers measuring 2 to 3.5 cm. There are usually 5 petals. The stem bears mostly multiple flowers. The flowers are pollinated by bees.

Image: Viroinval (BE) – 11/08/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Bravo Johan

11 Oct 2012 7:36am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Salut Johan,
Magnifique ta photo, c'est la première fois que j'en vois une.

11 Oct 2012 8:14am

christine from schoten, Belgium

Beslist niet gemakkelijk om goed voor de lens te krijgen ... je weet de details prachtig tot hun recht te doen komen, mooier dan je met het blote oog kunt zien.

11 Oct 2012 6:28pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

Schitterend macro ... de details en de kleuren zijn echt uitstekend !!! Prachtige verlichting ...

11 Oct 2012 10:27pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


12 Oct 2012 7:42am

Canon EOS 400D
1/320 second
ISO 200
150 mm