Definition of Marsh gentian
1. Noun. Perennial Eurasian gentian with sky-blue funnel-shaped flowers of damp open heaths.
Group relationships: Gentiana, Genus Gentiana
Generic synonyms: Gentian
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marsh Gentian
Literary usage of Marsh gentian
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1. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1906)
"245) that "she collects plants, and, among a number of specimens she was drying, that had beeu obtained near Wimborne, was a head of marsh gentian, ..."
2. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1907)
"It occurred in boggy places on heaths, and unless the larvae feed on other plants it is never likely to be very numerous, as the marsh gentian appears to be ..."
3. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1907)
"... East Dorset during the past summer, I had the good fortune to discover the larvae of this pretty little moth feeding in the flowers of the marsh-gentian ..."
4. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"There was no sign of any marsh gentian, but, on going to another place where I knew it grew, and where there had been no fire ..."
5. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Striped Gentian, Straw Colored or marsh gentian. [There has been much confusion in the nomenclature, scientific as well as popular of our gentians. ..."