Taxon  Report   9979 
Gentiana affinis  Griseb.
Pleated gentian
Gentiana affinis
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
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Gentiana affinis
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Gentiana affinis
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Gentiana affinis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Gentiana affinis
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Northern Coastal Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, Coastal Prairie, Northern Juniper Woodland
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Dasystephana affinis
PLANTS: Pneumonanthe affinis
PLANTS: Gentiana rusbyi
PLANTS: Gentiana oregana
PLANTS: Gentiana interrupta
PLANTS: Gentiana forwoodii
PLANTS: Gentiana bigelovii
PLANTS: Gentiana affinis var. parvidentata
PLANTS: Gentiana affinis var. ovata
PLANTS: Gentiana affinis var. major
PLANTS: Gentiana affinis var. forwoodii
PLANTS: Gentiana affinis var. bigelovii
PLANTS: Dasystephana interrupta
PLANTS: Pneumonanthe bigelovii
More information about  Gentiana affinis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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 24, 2018).

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