Calflora
Taxon  Report   1859    
Centaurium exaltatum  (Griseb.) W. Wight ex Piper  
(no longer an active name)
Cancha lagua,  Desert centaury, Spring loving centaury
Centaurium exaltatum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: GENTIANACEAE  
Genus: Centaurium

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Zeltnera exaltata

JEF other name:
Zeltnera namophila

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Centaurium namophilum var. nevadense
PLANTS: Centaurium nuttallii
PLANTS: Cicendia exaltata
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NOTE: Centaurium exaltatum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Centaurium exaltatum

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2020).