Taxon  Report   3777    
Gentiana affinis  Griseb.  var. ovata  A. Gray
Gentian,  Pleated gentian
Gentiana affinis var. ovata
© 2003 Brad Kelley
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Gentiana affinis var. ovata
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Gentiana affinis var. ovata
© 2014 Dee E. Warenycia
Gentiana affinis var. ovata, 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 var. ovata
© 2014 Dee Warenycia
Genus: Gentiana
Parent: Gentiana affinis
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 JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Gentiana affinis var. parvidentata
ICPN: Gentiana oregana
More information about  Gentiana affinis var. ovata
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).