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Gentianella amarella (L.) Börner ssp. heterosepala (Engelm.) J.M. Gillett
autumn dwarf gentian

General Information
Symbol: GEAMH
Group: Dicot
Family: Gentianaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers. United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
AMSC6 Amarella scopulorum Greene
GEAMH2 Gentiana amarella L. ssp. heterosepala (Engelm.) J.M. Gillett
GEHE3 Gentiana heterosepala Engelm.
GESC3 Gentiana scopulorum (Greene) Tidestr.
GEAMH3 Gentianella amarella (L.) Börner var. heterosepala (Engelm.) Dorn
GEHE4 Gentianella heterosepala (Engelm.) Holub


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Gentianales
Family Gentianaceae – Gentian family
Genus Gentianella Moench – dwarf gentian
Species Gentianella amarella (L.) Börner – autumn dwarf gentian
Subspecies Gentianella amarella (L.) Börner ssp. heterosepala (Engelm.) J.M. Gillett – autumn dwarf gentian

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
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northern gentian



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