Taxon  Report   3786 
Gentiana sceptrum  Griseb.
King's scepter gentian
Gentiana sceptrum
© 2011 Ryan Batten
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Gentiana sceptrum
© Charles Webber1998 California Academy of Sciences
Gentiana sceptrum, 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 sceptrum
© 2012 Barry Rice
Genus: Gentiana
Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Gentiana menziesii
PLANTS: Gentiana sceptrum var. cascadensis
PLANTS: Gentiana sceptrum var. humilis
More information about  Gentiana sceptrum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2017).

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