Taxon  Report   3779    
Gentiana calycosa  Griseb.
Rainier pleated gentian
Gentiana calycosa
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
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Gentiana calycosa
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Gentiana calycosa
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Gentiana calycosa, 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 calycosa
© 2017 Art Clark
Genus: Gentiana
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Gentiana calycosa var. obtusiloba
PLANTS: Gentiana calycosa var. xantha
PLANTS: Pneumonanthe calycosa
More information about  Gentiana calycosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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 23, 2019).