" blue gentian"
Trumpet gentian
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Spring gentian
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There are many different kinds of blue gentians, all of which belong to the plant group Gentiana.

Blue gentians which grow in the Swiss Alps include the alpine or snow gentian, the spring gentian and the trumpet gentian.

Their Latin names are Gentiana nivalis, Gentiana verna and Gentiana acaulis.

Alpine gentian
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