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|Family: Gentianaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Centaurium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Hayek ex Hand.-Mazz., Stadlm., Janch. & Faltis
Habit: Annual, 2--25(30) cm. Leaf: basal not rosetted, 5--25 mm, obovate to oblong; cauline 5--15(25) mm, lower elliptic-oblong, upper lanceolate. Inflorescence: open, generally not flat-topped; pedicels 1--5(11) mm. Flower: corolla lobes 2--5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=36.
Ecology: Moist fields, roadsides; Elevation: +- 60 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, eastern United States; native to Eurasia. Note: A few plants reported in 2012 from a qualifying habitat (coastal sage scrub) in South Coast (San Diego Co.), with no evidence of having been planted; additional reports of such populations elsewhere in the state and/or confirmation that the reported population has persisted would qualify the species as naturalized.
eFlora Treatment Author: James S. Pringle
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Centaurium erythraea
Next taxon: Centaurium tenuiflorum
Citation for this treatment: James S. Pringle 2017. Centaurium pulchellum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=18584, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.