Gentiana asclepiadea, blue end of summer

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Every year ,when the summer gets hot each day making me believe it would newer end , comes the moment bringing a small piece of forthcoming autumn with it. Seeking shadow forest paths I’ve found  blue willow gentian started to flower this week, with flowers blue as the bluest skies I’ve ewer seen. There is something sad in these blue bells I can not explain,is it their announcement the summer is dying  or is it their blue blue color painting eternal skies in front of me but leaving me to wonder what comes after this summer……….  

One of the larger species within the genus, it produces pairs of leaves, sometimes whorled in three’s or fours around particularly vigorous shoots on stems that generally arch elegantly outward from the base of the plant between 60-90cm (2-3ft) in length. Flowers occur in late summer into autumn.

Gentiana asclepiadea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentiana
Species: G. asclepiadea
Binomial name
Gentiana asclepiadea
L.from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentiana_asclepiadea

Cyclamen

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My sister has a nice habit of buying cyclamen for her kids each winter .As  I bought one myself last week the spring seems nearer; it will be easier to wait for the first cyclamen in the woods. A little poem goes like:C is for cyclamen-do not try to hide from us for your smell is telling where you are………

And indeed, the shy cyclamen smells so strong, you cannot miss it, as kids we wandered the woods to find the very first ones…..

Searching for more details for this post I found lake Bled district ,Slovenia,  has special dark variant of Cyclamen purpurascens: can’t wait to find it -I promise a post  ; )

Till then something from:

http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cyclamen_purpurascens

Classification System: APG III (down to family level):

Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Unassigned Asterids
Ordo: Ericales
Familia: Primulaceae
Tribus: Cyclamineae
Genus: Cyclamen
Species: Cyclamen purpurascens

Cyclamen

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My sister has a nice habit of buying cyclamen for her kids each winter .As  I bought one myself last week the spring seems nearer; it will be easier to wait for the first cyclamen in the woods. A little poem goes like:C is for cyclamen-do not try to hide from us for your smell is telling where you are………

And indeed, the shy cyclamen smells so strong, you cannot miss it, as kids we wandered the woods to find the very first ones…..

Searching for more details for this post I found lake Bled district ,Slovenia,  has special dark variant of Cyclamen purpurascens: can’t wait to find it -I promise a post  ; )

Till then something from:

http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cyclamen_purpurascens

Classification System: APG III (down to family level):

Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Unassigned Asterids
Ordo: Ericales
Familia: Primulaceae
Tribus: Cyclamineae
Genus: Cyclamen
Species: Cyclamen purpurascens