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Gentians as official symbols
or logos for places or organizations

 

Several gentians are official symbols for countries, cities, or other geographic areas. The most well-known in the Western World is probably the stemless gentian (Gentiana) as one of the three symbolic flowers of the Alps in Europe. Gentians are also very popular in Japan, and at least three Japanese cities has it as their official flowers.

 

Companies, things, and places named after gentians

 

Gentians as official symbols:

Image Species Place
  Gentiana Official city flower of Kawanishi (Japan), located in Hyogo prefecture on the Japanese island of Honshu.
  Gentiana The city of Kumamoto (Japan) has the gentian as their Prefectural Flower.
  Gentiana Nagano (Japan) has also selected the gentian as their Prefectural Flower.
  Gentianopsis thermalis The fringed gentian is the official flower of Yellowstone National Park (USA) since 1926. Yellowstone is known for its hot springs and geysers.

 

 

Gentians on logos:

     
Image Species Organization, etc.
Centaurium Centaury Natural Health (company)
Exacum Ex-Plant
Fagraea WingTai Asia (company)
Fagraea Tembusu Homes (Company)
Gentiana is the common name for Gentiana in French Salers, makers of the bitter Gentiane
Gentiana Alpine Garden Society, UK
Gentiana; Genziana is the common name for Gentiana in Italian Hotel Genziana, St. Ulrich, Italy
Gentan Research Network logo Gentiana clusii Gentian Research Network
Gentiana; Enzian is the common name for Gentiana in German Anyang Enzian Yodel Club
Enzian is the common name for Gentiana in German Enzian Inn, Washington State, USA
Enzian is the common name for Gentiana in German Enzian-Apotheke
Gentiana Enzianbrenneri, Grassl (produces gentian bitters)
Gentiana; Enzian is the common name for Gentiana in German, Genziana in Italian Hotel Enzian - Genziana, Italy
Gentiana; Enzian is the common name for Gentiana in German Hotel Enzian, Obergurgl, Austria
Gentiana; Genziana is the common name for Gentiana in Italian Hotel Genziana, Arabba, Italy
Gentiana; Enzian is the common name for Gentiana in German Enzian Motorsportklub
Gentiana Lab. de Phanerogamie, Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Gentiana Gentiane Software, France
Gentiana Liechtensteiner Alpenverein, Liechtenstein
Gentiana SG Enzian Hemhofen Shooting Range, Germany
Gentiana 27th Brigade d'Infanterie de Montagne, France
Gentiana

The Gentian Mountaineering Club, UK

 

 Lena Struwe, 2004

 

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