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California Gilia
Gilia achilleifolia
  
About California Gilia (Gilia achilleifolia) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant The annual flowering plant Gilia achilleifolia is known commonly as California gilia, California gily-flower , and blue gilia. It is native to California but grows in other areas of North America where it has been introduced. The plant is erect with long stems that bear bunches of funnel-shaped lavender flowers. It is a member of the phlox family.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.2 - 2.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue, Lavender

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 3 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Adela singulella Image
Adela singulellaAdela singulella
*
Kodiosoma fulvum Image
Kodiosoma fulvumKodiosoma fulvum
*
Yermoia glaucina Image
Yermoia glaucinaYermoia glaucina

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.5" - 66.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.13" - 1.82", Coldest Month: 38.1" - 57.0", Hottest Month: 57.4" - 80.4", Humidity: 0.49" - 27.71", Elevation: -253" - 7879"


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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