Botanical name: Gentiana pedicellata Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian family)
Synonyms: Ericala pedicellata, Gentiana pedicellata var. wallichii
Purple Stalked Gentian is a tiny annual lax herb, to 8 cm or shorter. It bears tiny blue flowers at the end of lateral branches. Flowers are tiny, 6-8 mm long, pale blue, with shallow-triangular petals, and a little shorter lobules in between them. Sepal tube is about hald as long as the flower tube, with outcurved sepals. Leaves are lance-shaped, 5-20 mm long, the basal leaves, when present, are much larger and broader. Purple Stalked Gentian is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to Burma, at altitudes of 750-3800 m. Flowering: January-June.
Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
The flower labeled Purple Stalked Gentian is ...