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Little Gilia
Gilia minor
  
About Little Gilia (Gilia minor) Nurseries Show All Photos Gilia minor is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name little gilia. It is native to the Mojave Desert and it is also present in the coastal Santa Lucia Mountains of central-southern coastal California. This wildflower grows short, branching, spreading stems to 20 centimeters in length. The leaves are mainly located in a basal rosette at the ground and are sparsely distributed along the stems as well. The herbage may have a coating of white cobweb-like fibers and hairlike glands. This wildflower grows short, branching, spreading stems to 20 centimeters in length. The leaves are mainly located in a basal rosette at the ground and are sparsely distributed along the stems as well. The herbage may have a coating of white cobweb-like fibers and hairlike glands. The inflorescence holds one to several small flowers, each under a centimeter wide and bright lavender in color. The throat of the flower is white or yellowish with purple veining and the style and stamens protrude slightly.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
2.4 - 7.9 in (6.1 - 20.1 cm)

Flower Color
Pink, White, Lavender

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
26' - 7942'

Annual Precip. ?
3.4" - 31.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.28"

Coldest Month ?
38.3° F - 58.4° F

Hottest Month ?
60.3° F - 87.4° F

Humidity ?
0.72 vpd - 40.63 vpd

Butterflies ?

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Kodiosoma fulvum Image
Kodiosoma fulvumKodiosoma fulvum
Yermoia glaucina Image
Yermoia glaucinaYermoia glaucina
Schinia biundulata Image
Schinia biundulataSchinia biundulata

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Little Gily-flower



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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