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Broad-leaved Gilia Back to Plant Page
Aliciella latifolia

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About Broad-leaved Gilia (Aliciella latifolia) Aliciella latifolia (formerly Gilia latifolia), also known as broad-leaved gilia, is a foul smelling annual plant in the Phlox family (Polemoniaceae) found in deserts of the southwestern United States. :114Leaves are simple, leathery, and ovate to round, with toothed margins sometimes tinged with pink to red. Leaves are unusual with broad holly-like leaves, compared to its relatives which have pinnately divided leaves. :114Flowers. Flowers have five sepals, five petals fused into a narrow, funnel-shaped, corolla tube. Its five stamens alternate with the lobes of the corolla. Flowers occur in a cluster at the end of the stems. The outside of the corolla is pale pink to tan, and the inside is pink to bright red, with stamens of unequal length that barely protrude past the corolla. Fruits. Fruits are capsules with 3-compartments, each having many reddish-brown seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-274' - 6671'

Annual Precip. ?
1.9" - 11.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.28" - 1.93"

Coldest Month ?
33.7° F - 62.6° F

Hottest Month ?
59.4° F - 90.4° F

Humidity ?
3.24 vpd - 49.04 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Broadleaf Gilia

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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