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Gentianella, Gentiana verna

Family of genzianaceae

The flowers of this plant are one of the best species of the Apennines because of its intense blue colour; as this plant is rare we recommend not to pick it up even if its root is one of the best existing tonic.

The plant favours the digestion and it is possible to prepare infusions with white wine or liqueurs like the ones sold in Alpine areas.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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