Calflora
Taxon  Report   7890    
Swertia perennis  L.
Felwort,  Star green gentian
Swertia perennis
© Gerald and Buff Corsi 2009 California Academy of Sciences
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Swertia perennis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Swertia perennis
© 2011 Robert Sivinski
Family: GENTIANACEAE  
Genus: Swertia
Communities: Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Swertia perennis var. obtusa
ICPN: Swertia covillei
More information about  Swertia perennis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SWPE)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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