HP6408 : Autumn Gentian (Gentianella amarella), Skeo Taing

taken 18 years ago, 3 km from Baltasound, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Autumn Gentian (Gentianella amarella), Skeo Taing
Autumn Gentian (Gentianella amarella), Skeo Taing
The plants in Shetland belong to the very pale subspecies septentrionalis, which is also characterised by the fact that the flowers only rarely fully open. The plant is found in sandy coastal grassland, and it has undoubtedly declined on Unst since this photo was taken, as the grazing regimes at its favoured sites have become more unsuitable.
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HP6408, 66 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
August 2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 6452 0837 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:45.1894N 0:49.0855W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 6453 0837
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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