Taxon  Report   3786    
Gentiana sceptrum  Griseb.
King's scepter gentian
Gentiana sceptrum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Gentiana
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Gentiana menziesii
PLANTS: Gentiana sceptrum var. cascadensis
PLANTS: Gentiana sceptrum var. humilis
More information about  Gentiana sceptrum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 24, 2020).