Indian Gentian
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Indian Gentian
ative Photo: Navendu Pagé
Common name: Indian Gentian
Botanical name: Swertia hookeri     Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian family)

Herbs, annual or perennial, 25-80 cm tall. Leaves mostly basal, in a rosette. Stem leaves in whorls of 3-6. Flowers 4-5-merous, sometimes nodding. intracalycine membrane. Corolla pale blue-green to pale purple, with blue veins, campanulate, 2-2.5 cm in diam., tube 2-3 mm; lobes oblong to oblong-spatulate, 1.2-1.7 × 0.8-1.1 cm, apex rounded to truncate. Indian Gentian is native to Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim.
Photographed in Sikkim.
Identification credit: Navendu Pagé • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,