[The Gentians of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

King's Gentian, King's Scepter Gentian, Staff Gentian

Gentiana sceptrum

Synonyms: Gentiana menziesii, Gentiana sceptrum var. cascadensis, Gentiana sceptrum var. humilis, Gentiana sceptrum var. sceptrum

King's Gentian, King's Scepter Gentian, Staff Gentian: Gentiana sceptrum (Synonyms: Gentiana menziesii, Gentiana sceptrum var. cascadensis, Gentiana sceptrum var. humilis, Gentiana sceptrum var. sceptrum)

The photo above shows a close-up of the corolla of staff gentian as seen at meadows surrounding Little Crater Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest........................August 9, 2006. This species is much taller and lankier than other Pacific Northwest gentians, and the flowers do not open as much.

King's Gentian, King's Scepter Gentian, Staff Gentian: Gentiana sceptrum (Synonyms: Gentiana menziesii, Gentiana sceptrum var. cascadensis, Gentiana sceptrum var. humilis, Gentiana sceptrum var. sceptrum)

The photo above shows a close-up of the unopened corollas of staff gentian as seen at meadows surrounding Little Crater Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest........................August 9, 2006.

King's Gentian, King's Scepter Gentian, Staff Gentian: Gentiana sceptrum (Synonyms: Gentiana menziesii, Gentiana sceptrum var. cascadensis, Gentiana sceptrum var. humilis, Gentiana sceptrum var. sceptrum)


Paul Slichter