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Gentiana affinis (Pleated gentian)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Gentiana affinis

Gentiana affinis Griseb.

Pleated gentian

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Synonym(s): Dasystephana affinis, Dasystephana interrupta, Gentiana affinis var. bigelovii, Gentiana affinis var. forwoodii, Gentiana affinis var. major, Gentiana affinis var. ovata, Gentiana affinis var. parvidentata, Gentiana bigelovii, Gentiana forwoodii, Gentiana interrupta, Gentiana oregana, Gentiana rusbyi, Pneumonanthe affinis, Pneumonanthe bigelovii

USDA Symbol: GEAF

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

The Gentians are named after King Gentius of ancient Illyria, who is said to have discovered the medicinal value of these plants.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MN , MT , ND , NM , NV , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: SK

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Gentiana affinis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gentiana affinis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gentiana affinis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-09-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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