Gentiana scabra

Japanese Gentian (Gentiana scabra )

The Japanese Gentian or Sharp gentian ( Gentiana scabra ) is a plant of the genus Gentiana (Gentiana ).


The Japanese Gentian is a perennial, herbaceous plant that reaches the plant height of 30 to 60 centimeters. The middle and upper stem leaves have a rough edge and are 3 - to 5 - annoying.

The flowering period extends from May to November.


The Japanese Gentian occurs in eastern Siberia, the Amur - Ussuri region, in Central and Southeast China, Japan and Korea. The species grows on damp meadows, in forests, thickets and forest edges at altitudes 400-1700 m.


The Japanese Gentian is rarely used as an ornamental plant for groups of trees.


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