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Rosy Gilia
Gilia sinuata
  
About Rosy Gilia (Gilia sinuata) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Gilia sinuata is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name rosy gilia. It can also be known as Rosy phlox. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to New Mexico, where it can be found in a number of open habitats, generally in sandy soil, and at elevations from 500 to 7500 feet. This wildflower produces a basal rosette of toothed leaves from which grow one or more erect, multibranched stems. The stems are glandular and are pale green with pinkish or purplish tinting and have a few scattered toothed leaves, especially near branching junctions. This wildflower produces a basal rosette of toothed leaves from which grow one or more erect, multibranched stems. The stems are glandular and are pale green with pinkish or purplish tinting and have a few scattered toothed leaves, especially near branching junctions. The inflorescence holds a cluster of rounded flowers, each on a short pedicel. Each flower has a long, tubular throat which is pink or lavender, often striped in white. It opens into a flat-faced or somewhat bell-shaped corolla with five lavender or pinkish lobes. Normal bloom time is from March to June depending on latitude/elevation. Its fruit is a capsule which has three divisions and holds two to eight seeds in two rows.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.43 - 1.1 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Orange, Purple

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Schinia biundulataSchinia biundulata

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.5" - 35.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.26" - 3.24", Coldest Month: 29.4" - 58.5", Hottest Month: 57.4" - 87.3", Humidity: 1.22" - 42.52", Elevation: 564" - 8178"


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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