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|Family: Gentianaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Gentiana||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Gentiana affinis Griseb. var. ovata A. Gray
Habit: Perennial herb. Stem: from caudex, decumbent to erect, several to many, 5--70 cm, puberulent. Leaf: basal 0; cauline many, 10--45 mm, 4--20 mm wide, minutely ciliate, lower < internodes, elliptic to ovate, upper > internodes, ovate to lanceolate, +- acute. Inflorescence: terminal; flowers 1--7, also 1--5 at 1--6 upper nodes or not. Flower: calyx 5--23 mm, lobes linear to narrow-elliptic, generally < 1.5 mm wide, acute, minutely ciliate, some vestigial or not; corolla (12)25--45 mm, blue (white), lobes generally < 7 mm, oblong-ovate, mucronate, sinus appendages divided +- to base into 2 +- triangular parts, these thread-like only toward tip. Seed: winged. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Meadows, shrubby places; Elevation: < 2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, CaRH, CCo, SnFrB, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Idaho. Flowering Time: Jul--Aug Note: Some plants in northern California approach Gentiana affinis var. affinis of Rocky Mountains.
Synonyms: Gentiana affinis var. parvidentata Kusn.
eFlora Treatment Author: James S. Pringle
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Gentiana
Next taxon: Gentiana calycosa
Citation for this treatment: James S. Pringle 2016. Gentiana affinis var. ovata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=59422, accessed on October 23, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 23, 2016.