COMMON NAME: Alpine Gentian, Newberry's Gentian
FAMILY: Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
Stems arising laterally, below rosette, decumbent, 1–several, 0.5–10(23) cm
Leaves: basal, lower cauline 8–50(75) mm, 2–25 mm wide, widely spoon-shaped to oblanceolate, often ± petioled, rounded or abruptly pointed; upper cauline few, generally > internodes, 6–30(45) mm, 1–8(13) mm wide, oblanceolate to linear, acute
Inflorescence: flowers 1–5
Flower: calyx (10)14–30 mm, lobes linear to narrowly ovate, acute; corolla 23–55 mm, lobes 7–17 mm, elliptic-obovate, short-acuminate, sinus appendages deeply divided into 2 triangular, ± serrate-jagged parts tapered to thread-like points
Elevation: 1200–4000 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, White and Inyo Mountains
Distribution outside California: Oregon, w Nevada
Size variation ± correlated with altitude, moisture; vars. intergrade in n SNH.