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Coastal Gilia
Gilia diegensis
About Coastal Gilia (Gilia diegensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Gilia diegensis is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name coastal gilia. It is native to southern California and Baja California, where it grows in forest and scrub habitat in the Transverse and Peninsular Ranges and the deserts to the east. Gilia diegensis produces a usually glandular, erect stem up to 40 centimetres (16 in) centimeters tall. The plant forms a flat basal rosette of sharply lobed, deeply cut leaves each up to 7 centimters long. There are smaller leaves on the stem which are lance-shaped and lined with teeth. The inflorescence is a cluster of flowers with purple and yellow throats and white to lavender corolla lobes with protruding stamens tipped with blue anthers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White, Purple, Lavender

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 5 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Schinia biundulataSchinia biundulata

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.6" - 31.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 2.95", Coldest Month: 34.8" - 58.8", Hottest Month: 60.2" - 87.8", Humidity: 1.65" - 38.88", Elevation: 481" - 8079"

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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