Yellow gentian

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Beginning of July; In these small clearings of the path we have found the beautiful and well-known genciana vera. (foto). Yellow flower gentian. In fact, in all the fields that we will find it is possible to see them.
They live in the Pyrenees, high mountain meadows (where we are) and subalpine, it is very appreciated by herbalists and used as a stomach tonic. It is evergreen, the leaves are opposite, wide and thick, with prominent nerves. In the spring it makes a floriferous stem right up to 80 cm where showy yellow flowers appear, with short pedicel and grouped in peaks.