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Wild Gentian? Can anyone confirm please?


  • It is growing on the roadside near my home. Will be mowed down when they cut the grass so can I take a plant  up and put in my garden to save it? 
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 566
    It’s difficult to tell from your photos, but I think it would be unlawful to dig it up. I’m sure someone with more knowledge on this will be along soon. 
    East Anglia
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,677
    edited August 2020
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,318
    Another vote here for Echium vulgare ... flowers look sort of tubular with longish stamens, whereas gentians have five distinct petals with shorter stamens. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Thank you yes it is Echium Vulgare thank you. It’s such a vivid blue and I hadn’t seen any like it anywhere!! 
    I will hopefully get some seeds from it then!!!
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