genus Swertia

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Noun1.genus Swertia - genus of herbs of mountains of North America and Eurasia and Africa
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Gentianaceae, gentian family, Gentianaceae - chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals
marsh felwort, Swertia perennia - perennial of damp places in mountains of Eurasia and North America having dull-colored blue or violet flowers
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The genus Swertia (Gentinaceae) comprises a group of more than 170 different species, are mainly distributed in Asia, Africa and North America.
A member of the Gentianaceae family, the genus Swertia L.
Swertia caroliniensis is the only representative of the genus Swertia in the eastern United States (Hemmerly, 1990).