Taxon  Report   3787 
Gentiana setigera  A. Gray
Mendocino gentian
Gentiana setigera
© 2003 Norman Jensen
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Gentiana setigera
© 2008 Keir Morse
Gentiana setigera
© 2008 Keir Morse
Gentiana setigera, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders, Oregon.
also called Gentiana bisetaea
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Gentiana setigera
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Gentiana
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   5.8 (strict endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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CNPS + PLANTS: Gentiana bisetaea
More information about  Gentiana setigera
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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: Sep 19, 2018).

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