Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Gentiana sceptrum Griseb.

GENTIANACEAE Family selection - Gentian family (Angiosperms - Flowering plants)

Taxon Page:

Name: Gentiana sceptrum Griseb. Taxon selection
Nomencl. ref.: Gen. Sp. Gent. 293. 1838 [1839 publ. Oct 1838]
Rank: species

Common names

US name U.S. name: King's scepter gentian

Grown habit: Forb/herb
Duration: Perennial

= Gentiana menziesii Griseb.
= Gentiana sceptrum Griseb. var. cascadensis M. Peck
= Gentiana sceptrum Griseb. var. humilis Engelm. ex A. Gray

Subspecies / Varieties:
1) Gentiana sceptrum Griseb. var. cascadensis M. Peck
2) Gentiana sceptrum Griseb. var. humilis Engelm. ex A. Gray

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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)

Distributional map for Gentiana sceptrum Griseb.
Map for Gentiana sceptrum Griseb.
(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae

Genus: Gentiana

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More species:
1) Gentiana x curtisii J. Pringle
2) Gentiana x grandilacustris J. Pringle
3) Gentiana x pallidocyanea J. Pringle
4) Gentianella acuta (Michx.) Hiitonen
5) Gentianella amarella (L.) Böerner
6) Gentianella amarella (L.) Böerner ssp. acuta (Michx.) J.M. Gillett
7) Gentianella amarella (L.) Böerner ssp. heterosepala (Engelm.) J.M. Gillett
8) Gentianella amarella (L.) Böerner ssp. wrightii (A. Gray) J.M. Gillett
9) Gentianella amarella (L.) Böerner var. acuta (Michx.) Herder
10) Gentianella aurea (L.) H. Sm.

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