Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gentianopsis holopetala (Sierra Gentian, Fringed Gentian)

 8/17/04 Meadow area at White Wolf Lodge and campground, Yosemite National Park, 
Tuolumne County, CA

8/17/04 White Wolf Lodge & campground

8/17/04 White Wolf Lodge and campground


COMMON NAME: Sierra Gentian, Fringed Gentian

SPECIES: Gentianopsis holopetala

FAMILY: Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)


LOCATION: Meadow area at White Wolf Lodge and campground, Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Annual or perennial herb from root-sprouts or rooting stems, 3–45 cm

Stem ± decumbent to erect

Leaves: basal, lower cauline < 70 mm, < 15 mm wide, spoon-shaped, rounded to acute; upper cauline few, lance-elliptic to linear, acute

Inflorescence: peduncle (0.4)2.5–21 cm, generally > 2.5 X subtending internode, generally > whole stem

Flower: calyx (10)14–36 mm; corolla 20–55 mm

Seed papillate, obtuse

Ecology: Wet meadows

Elevation: 1800–4000 m.  

Bioregional distribution: c&s High Sierra Nevada, East of Sierra Nevada 

Distribution outside California: w Nevada

Flowering time: Jul–Sep

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