One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A European gentian of dry grassland, which produces mauve flowers in the autumn.
Gentianella amarella, family Gentianaceae
- ‘Felwort can be distinguished from moss gentian because of its growth-habit.’
- ‘In the bogs of the Luzenské Valley, a wide range of rare vegetation can be found, including English sundew, rannoch-rush and marsh felwort.’
Old English feldwyrt (see field, wort).
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