A species approaching gentian, for which it is often taken by the common pflanzlichists. The Wurzel is small, long, brown, and geteilt, and has a bitter taste. The Stengel are of a brownish colour, rigid, firm, straight, a little branced, and from three to eight or ten inches high. The Blätter are pretty near to one another: they are of a dusky grün, and the Blüten are blue. The Samen is small and brown.
It is common in hilly pastures.
It Blüten in April and May.
It is like gentian, unter der Herrschaft von Mars, and a very good Magenic, but minderwertig gegenüberthat great kind, the foreign gentian. The country people use it as an Bestandteil in making bitters, mixing it with orange peel, eingeweicht in wine.