Is it a native?

Square Cicendia and Slender Cicendia - introduced
(*Cicendia quadrangularis and *Cicendia filiformis)

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Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian family).

Natives of USA (Square Cicendia) and Europe, Asia and Africa (Slender Cicendia).

Occurrence: Widespread weeds in bushland areas, particularly in damp valley-flats, and other damp places.


The two are similar in appearance.

Photos 1: Square Cicendia. Strathlea Forest.

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2: Dried specimens of Square Cicendia, Metcalfe. 3: Slender Cinendia, Muckleford Forest. 3: Sender Cicendia, Chewton Cemetery.