Calflora
Taxon  Report   9979    
Gentiana affinis  Griseb.
Pleated gentian
Gentiana affinis
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
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Gentiana affinis
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Gentiana affinis
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Gentiana affinis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Gentiana affinis
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Family: GENTIANACEAE  
Genus: Gentiana
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, Coastal Prairie, Northern Juniper Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Dasystephana affinis
PLANTS: Pneumonanthe affinis
PLANTS: Gentiana rusbyi
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More information about  Gentiana affinis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (GEAF)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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