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Mendocino Gentian
Gentiana setigera
About Mendocino Gentian (Gentiana setigera) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Gentiana setigera is a species of gentian known by the common name Mendocino gentian. It is native to southern Oregon and northern California where it grows in wet places in the coastal mountain ranges. This is a low perennial herb with stems running along the ground and reaching up to about 40 centimeters in length. Leaves are spoon-shaped near the base and oval-shaped and paired further along the stem. Flowers appear singly or in flower clusters of a few flowers. Each flower is bell-shaped and bright blue with a speckled white center. The four to five lobes of the corolla are diamond-shaped and between them are sinus appendages that end in thready projections. The fruit is a capsule containing winged seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.5 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Part Shade

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Wet meadow,

Annual Precipitation: 62.5" - 102.3", Summer Precipitation: 1.41" - 2.86", Coldest Month: 35.0" - 44.0", Hottest Month: 56.7" - 68.0", Humidity: 0.44" - 17.63", Elevation: 488" - 5749"

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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