Gentianaceae Gallery - the Gentian family

The Gentian family comprises some 1600 species, mainly found in the world's temperate zones. The five fused petals, often a striking blue, are characteristics that many people assocoate with these popular wildlowers; however, the Gentian family also includes flowers of many other colours.

These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...

There is also the option to see all species listed in order of Scientific Names or Botanical Families or Dominant Colour.

Introduction to wild flower families...

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