A flowering plant first discovered in LY 913, in the area around South Port, by Lauren Whitecorn. It is known that there are numerous varieties of the genus Gentiana on Earth, but so far on The Land, the only species to be discovered is believed to be what is known on Earth as Gentiana lutea, which has yellow flowers. On the Land, the species is simply known by the genus name.
The roots of the plant (sometimes called "gentian root" rather than "gentiana root") have a bitter flavor, and have come to be used in the production of a soft drink called "Genki." The roots are also used as an ingredient in a liqueur called "Hélas." Some apothecaries have also begun using the roots in medicines for problems such as indigestion.