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|Family: Gentianaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Gentiana||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Gentiana sceptrum Griseb.
Habit: Perennial herb. Stem: from caudex, decumbent to erect, 1--several, 5--90 cm. Leaf: basal 0; cauline many, 10--55(70) mm, 5--18 mm wide, elliptic to narrow-ovate, lower +- crowded, upper < internodes, tip obtuse to acute. Inflorescence: flowers 1--few. Flower: calyx 15--27 mm, lobes elliptic-ovate, rarely +- leaf-like, not ciliate, acute; corolla 35--50 mm, blue, lobes 5--10 mm, ovate-oblong to +- round, mucronate, sinus +- truncate, appendages +- 0. Seed: winged toward ends. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Bogs, wet meadows; Elevation: < 1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRO; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: James S. Pringle
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Gentiana prostrata
Next taxon: Gentiana setigera
Citation for this treatment: James S. Pringle 2016. Gentiana sceptrum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26608, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.