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
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 5.8; (strict endemic)

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).