Autumn Gentian

Common Name Autumn Gentian
Alternative Name Fellwort
Scientific Name Gentianella amarella
Family Gentian Family Gentianaceae
Interest
2
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
11-09-10 Autumn Gentian (Gentianella amarella)
This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Hod Hill

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Stonehill Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Haydon Hill Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
2

Muckleford Chalk Pit

Open Access
2

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Hog Cliff National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Tout Quarry Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Bindon Hill

Open Access
3
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
CG01

Festuca ovina - Calluna vulgaris [Sheeps Fescue/Ling] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG02

Festuca ovina - Helictotrichon pratense [Sheep's Fescue/Meadow Oat-grass] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG03

Bromopsis erecta [Upright Brome] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG04

Brachypodium pinnatum [Drooping Tor-grass] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG05

Bromopsis erecta - Brachypodium pinnatum [Upright Brome/Drooping Tor-grass] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG06

Helictotrichon pubescens [Downy Oat-grass] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG07

Festuca ovina - Pilosella officinarum - Thymus polytrichum [Sheeps Fescue/Mouse-ear hawkweed/Wild Thyme] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG08

Sesleria caerulea - Scabiosa columbaria [Blue Moor Grass/Small Scabious] grassland
No Blue Moor Grass in Dorset

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG09

Sesleria caerulea - Gallium sterneri [Blue Moor Grass/Limestone Bedstraw] grassland
No Blue Moor Grass or Limestone Bedstraw in Dorset

B3

Calcareous Grassland

CG10

Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris - Thymus polythricus [Sheeps Fescue/Common Bent/Wild Thyme] grassland

B3

Calcareous Grassland

SD08

Festuca rubra - Galium verum [Red Fescue/Lady's Bedstraw] fixed dune grassland

H6

Sand Dunes

The number of records for each month for this species; it gives an idea of the best time to see it (although for plants this does not necessarily mean it was in flower):
Month No of Records
07: July 1
08: August 1
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Bindon Hill

Frequent

29-08-13
SSSI Notification
Fontmell Down Nature Reserve SSSI Notification
Haydon Hill Nature Reserve Recorded by others
Hod Hill

Present

15-07-14
Hog Cliff National Nature Reserve SSSI Notification
Muckleford Chalk Pit Recorded by others
SSSI Notification
Stonehill Down Nature Reserve Present
Tout Quarry Nature Reserve Dorset Wildlife Trust website
Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve SSSI Notification