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Aliciella hutchinsifolia

Aliciella hutchinsifolia (Rydb.) J.M. Porter

Desert Pale Gilia, Desert Pale Gily-flower, Desert Pale Cheat Gily-flower, Hutchin's Gilia

Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)

Synonym(s): Gilia hutchinsifolia, Gilia leptomeria ssp. rubella

USDA Symbol: ALHU6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Lobes white to lavender, throat yellow to white sometimes with green spots.


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Habitat: Sandy or gravelly flats, slopes, dunes.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aliciella hutchinsifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aliciella hutchinsifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aliciella hutchinsifolia


Record Modified: 2021-05-28
Research By: CBR

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