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Gentiana lutea/Yellow Gentian, Great Yellow Gentian

Gentiana lutea / Gentiana lutea
Large, coarse-textured leaves
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Large, coarse-textured leaves

Early spring foliage before flowering

Large leaves with prominent veins

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Scientific Name: Gentiana lutea
Common Name: Yellow Gentian, Great Yellow Gentian
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: This gentian is native to Central and Southern Europe. It produces large, coarse-textured foliage and prominent yellow flowers. It is considered one of the bitter herbs and is noted for its medicinal properties, especially for digestive disorders. This perennial is well adapted for the woodland garden.