Burren Flowers - Spring Gentian
Botanical : Gentiana Verna
As Gaeilge : Ceadharlach Bealtaine
Family : Gentianaceae - gentians and centauries family
The beautiful little Spring Gentian flowers in the Burren between April and June. The Spring Gentian is native to Ireland. It's an erect perennial and grows to 6cm. The flowers of the Spring Gentian have 5 petals and are an incredible deep blue in colour with a white centre. White and pale blue variants occasionally have been seen. The Spring Gentian can be found in the Burren in open limestone grassland, wherever the vegetation is kept low by grazing.
Burren Flowers Greeting Cards - Spring Gentian
The Spring Gentian is the emblem of the Burren and one of the most beautiful flowers I've seen. I remember my first year taking regular trips back to photograph the flowers in the Burren. I'd just missed the Spring Gentians, which was very disappointing. However, I made up for it the following year. For Greeting Card pack mbf009 I photographed this patch of Spring Gentians at Poll Salach, near Fanore.
Other Burren Greeting Cards featuring the Spring Gentian
Seeing as the Spring Gentian is the emblem of the Burren I've dedicated Greeting Card pack mbf006 solely to the Spring Gentian. These 5 note cards are handmade and left blank inside for your own message. The pack costs €6 with FREE delivery worldwide.