Calflora
Taxon  Report   3791    
Gentianopsis simplex  (A. Gray) H. H. Iltis
Hiker's fringed gentian,  One flowered fringed gentian, Oneflower fringed gentian
Gentianopsis simplex
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Gentianopsis simplex
© 2003 Steve Matson
Gentianopsis simplex
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Gentianopsis simplex, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Gentianopsis simplex
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Family: GENTIANACEAE  
Genus: Gentianopsis
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Gentiana simplex
PLANTS: Gentianella simplex
More information about  Gentianopsis simplex
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (GESI3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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 18, 2018).