Latin name: Zeltnera venusta (A. Gray) G. Mans.
Pronunciation: ZELT-nera ven-OOS-ta
Common name: Canchalagua
Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Habitat: Dry slopes and flats in coastal sage scrub and chaparral, grassland and forest to about 3000' from western San Diego Co. to Ventura Co. and the edge of the Mojave Desert
Blooming period: May to July
Name derivations: 1) Zeltnera 2) venusta