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Muller, Thomas L.
Giliastrum acerosum (A. Gray) Rydb.
Bluebowls, Prickleleaf gilia
Synonym(s): Gilia acerosa, Gilia rigidula ssp. acerosa, Gilia rigidula var. acerosa, Giliastrum rigidulum ssp. acerosum
USDA Symbol: giac4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This is not more than 4 inches high and has almost no leaves, with a blossom just over 1 inch across. The flower has 5 petals and is deep blue with a cream-colored center. The petals are united at the base to form a short tube, with lobes 1/3–5/8 inch long. There are 5 stamens and 1 pistil. Under more favorable conditions it grows up to 12 inches tall and has finely dissected leaves (248).
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr
Record Last Modified: 2007-10-27
Research By: TWC Staff