I couldn't get over the number of species of gentian we saw in Switzerland. I thought we would be just that bit too late in the season by July, and I'd be lucky to see one. Looking on the Swiss InfoFlora website tells me that there are 24 species of gentian recorded for Switzerland. I haven't managed to identify and count up all of the ones we saw, but I reckon it was about half that number.
This one is Bavarian Gentian Gentiana bavarica, quite abundant in the very high damp grassland above 1300 metres. The one in the photo was at the top of Nufenen Pass, but I think we saw this species elsewhere too. As it happens, they were at their peak, being July and August bloomers.