marsh gentian

noun

Definition of marsh gentian

1 : a perennial Eurasian gentian (Gentiana pneumonanthe) having linear leaves and sky-blue flowers with an obconic corolla tube and occurring chiefly in damp open heaths
2 : any of several North American gentians that occur chiefly or exclusively in wet areas

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“Marsh gentian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marsh%20gentian. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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