Botanical name: Lomatogonium carinthiacum Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian family)
Synonyms: Swertia carinthiaca, Pleurogyne carinata
Blue Feltwort is a small annual herb with long-stalked blue flowers appearing in a lax cluster. Flowers have 3 elliptic spreading petals with small fringed nectaries at the base. Petals are 1.5 cm long, green-veined. Sepals are narrow-elliptic, unequal, half as long as the flower tube. Stamens are ovary are blue, projecting out of the flower. Leaves at the base are elliptic, about 1.5 cm long, often withering at flowering. Stem leaves are elliptic, smaller, stalkless. The plant has single or several stems, branching at base, up to 15 cm tall. Blue Feltwort is found in the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to SW China, at altitudes of 3000-4800 m. Flowering: August-October.
The flower labeled Blue Feltwort is ...