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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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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 ICPN + 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. 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 Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (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:   (Accessed: Sep 18, 2018).

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