Gentiana sceptrum Griseb.
King's scepter gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
Synonym(s): Gentiana menziesii, Gentiana sceptrum var. cascadensis, Gentiana sceptrum var. humilis
USDA Symbol: gesc
The upright stems of this gentian are 1-2 or more ft. tall and occur in clumps. Leaves are opposite. Usually several showy, bright blue, tubular flowers top the stem. The petals are often green-streaked or mottled.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: B.C., s. (w. of the Cascades, especially near the coast) to n.w. CA
Native Habitat: Bogs & wet places
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet or moist soil.
Conditions Comments: Better for lowland gardens than G. calycosa.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Gentiana sceptrum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gentiana sceptrum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff