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Rock Gilia
Gilia scopulorum
  
About Rock Gilia (Gilia scopulorum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Gilia scopulorum is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common names rock gilia and Rocky Mountain gilia. It is native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. This wildflower produces an erect, branching stem up to 30 centimeters tall from a basal rosette of long, straight leaves. Each leaf is made up of leaflets with pointed teeth, and the herbage is hairy and glandular. The stem branches into inflorescence stalks covered in black hairlike glands. The flowers are one to two centimeters wide and lavender to purple with yellowish or white throats. The fruit is a capsule half a centimeter wide containing many seeds. This wildflower produces an erect, branching stem up to 30 centimeters tall from a basal rosette of long, straight leaves. Each leaf is made up of leaflets with pointed teeth, and the herbage is hairy and glandular. The stem branches into inflorescence stalks covered in black hairlike glands. The flowers are one to two centimeters wide and lavender to purple with yellowish or white throats. The fruit is a capsule half a centimeter wide containing many seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
4 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Lavender, Purple, Yellow

Wildlife Supported
 


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

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.4" - 22.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.27" - 2.51", Coldest Month: 39.7" - 61.4", Hottest Month: 65.6" - 88.8", Humidity: 3.34" - 46.55", Elevation: 141" - 5220"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Rock Gily-flower, Rocky Mountain 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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