Taxon  Report   11698    
Frasera albomarginata  S. Watson  var. albomarginata 
Desert green-gentian
Frasera albomarginata var. albomarginata
© 1996 Christopher L. Christie
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Frasera albomarginata var. albomarginata
© 2014 John Doyen
Frasera albomarginata var. albomarginata
© 2016 John Doyen
Frasera albomarginata var. albomarginata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Swertia albomarginata
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Frasera albomarginata var. albomarginata
© 2010 James M. Andre
Genus: Frasera
Parent: Frasera albomarginata
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Swertia albomarginata
ICPN: Swertia albomarginata var. albomarginata
More information about  Frasera albomarginata var. albomarginata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Dec 10, 2018).

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