Chiltern Gentian

The Chiltern Gentian, which is one of the rarest in the UK and boasts sensational purple trumpet-shaped flowers late summer

The Chiltern Hills that run through Buckinghamshire is an IPA (important Plant Area) benefitting from chalk rock and ancient woodland as well as rare fen and heathland providing fertile ground for common and rare flowers we can all enjoy. These include orchids, eyebright as well as the familiar hue of bluebells that delight us in spring. Many of these though are endangered and need protecting from further local destructive development to be able to survive.

These include our very own county flower, the Chiltern Gentian, which is one of the rarest in the UK and boasts sensational purple trumpet-shaped flowers late summer

Quernmore landscape