Muhlenberg's Centaury (Centaurium muehlenbergii)

Muhlenberg's Centaury (Centaurium Muehlenbergii)
Credit: Gordon Leppig & Andrea J. Pickart | | License: PD US FWS

Centaurium Muehlenbergii, or more commonly know as Muhlenberg's Centaury, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Centaurium. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Centaurium Muehlenbergii or Muhlenberg's Centaury's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Centaurium
  • Family: Gentianaceae
  • Order: Gentianales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: WA (PX)
  • State T/E Common Name: WA (Monterey centaury)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 8(FAC*) 9(FACW) 0(FAC)

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