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Bristly Gentian
Gentiana plurisetosa
About Bristly Gentian (Gentiana plurisetosa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Gentiana plurisetosa is a rare species of gentian known by the common names Klamath gentian and bristly gentian. It is native to southern Oregon and northern California, where it is an uncommon resident of wet mountain habitat. This is a perennial herb growing two or more stems which may lie close to the ground or grow erect up to 40 centimeters. Leaves are distributed evenly along the stems and are generally round to oval-shaped and sometimes pointed, up to six centimeters long and half as wide. Flowers are solitary or appear in bunched flower clusters of up to five. Each flower is bright deep blue, up to 5 centimeters long and 3 wide at the mouth, with frilly, thready corolla lobes. The fruit is a capsule containing winged seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Wet meadows

Annual Precipitation: 20.4" - 131.4", Summer Precipitation: 1.51" - 4.38", Coldest Month: 35.2" - 40.8", Hottest Month: 53.0" - 64.0", Humidity: 2.88" - 16.90", Elevation: 3731" - 7068"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Klamath Gentian

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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