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Gentianella amarella - (L.)Borner.
                 
Common Name Felwort, Autumn dwarf gentian
Family Gentianaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Basic pastures, usually amongst short grass, and dunes[17]
Range Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south and east to France, Hungary and the Caucasus.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Gentianella amarella Felwort, Autumn dwarf gentian


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Gentianella amarella Felwort, Autumn dwarf gentian
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Physical Characteristics
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Gentianella amarella is a BIENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from Aug to September, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Gentiana amarella. L.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Bach.

This species is one of several that can be used as a source of the medicinal gentian root[4]. Gentian has a long history of use as a herbal bitter in the treatment of digestive disorders. It is especially useful in states of exhaustion from chronic disease and in all cases of debility, weakness of the digestive system and lack of appetite[4]. It is one of the best strengtheners of the human system and is an excellent tonic to combine with a purgative in order to prevent its debilitating effects[4]. The root is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bitter tonic, cholagogue, emmenagogue, febrifuge, refrigerant and stomachic[4, 9, 14, 21, 165]. It is harvested in the autumn and dried for later use[4]. It is quite likely that the roots of plants that have not flowered are the richest in medicinal properties[4]. The root is anodyne, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bitter tonic, cholagogue, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, pectoral, refrigerant, stomachic. A substitute for G. lutea[4, 174, 176, 218]. The plant is used in Bach flower remedies - the keywords for prescribing it are 'Doubt', 'Depression' and 'Discouragement''[209].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a damp humus-rich soil and should be planted in a situation approaching its native habitat[200]. An aggregate species, individual plants may show unusual features and determinations should be based on small samples of the population[17].
Propagation
Seed - sow in situ as soon as it is ripe in the autumn[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
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(L.)Borner.
Botanical References
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