Taxon  Report   10817 
Comastoma tenellum  (Rottb.) Toyokuni
Dane's dwarf gentian
Comastoma tenellum
© 2011 Ron Wolf
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Comastoma tenellum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Comastoma tenellum
© 2011 Ron Wolf
Genus: Comastoma
Subalpine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Gentianella tenella ssp. tenella
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TJM2: Comastoma tenellum var. tenellum
TJM2: Gentiana tenella
TJM2: Gentianella tenella ssp. tenella
TJM2: Gentianella tenella var. tenella
More information about  Comastoma tenellum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 22, 2018).

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