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Southwestern Gilia
Gilia austro-occidentalis
  
About Southwestern Gilia (Gilia austro-occidentalis) Nurseries Show All Photos Gilia austro-occidentalis is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name southwestern gilia. It is endemic to the Central Coast Ranges of California, where it grows in local hill and valley habitat. It is a slender herb producing a very glandular stem sometimes laced with cobwebby fibers. The lobed leaves are located in a rosette around the base of the stem. The inflorescence is a cluster of flowers dotted with glands and webby hairs. The sepals are green to purple and ribbed with membrane between the ribs. The corolla is purple with a yellowish throat. It is a slender herb producing a very glandular stem sometimes laced with cobwebby fibers. The lobed leaves are located in a rosette around the base of the stem. The inflorescence is a cluster of flowers dotted with glands and webby hairs. The sepals are green to purple and ribbed with membrane between the ribs. The corolla is purple with a yellowish throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Flower Color
Pink, Lavender, Yellow, Green, Purple

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
13' - 5670'

Annual Precip. ?
6.1" - 37.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 0.90"

Coldest Month ?
37.0° F - 50.5° F

Hottest Month ?
65.8° F - 78.4° F

Humidity ?
0.78 vpd - 30.58 vpd

Butterflies ?

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Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available



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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