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Giliastrum incisum (Splitleaf gilia)
Schwartzman, Steven

Giliastrum incisum

Giliastrum incisum (Benth.) J.M. Porter

Splitleaf Gilia, Split-leaf Gilia, Cut-leaf Gilia

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Synonym(s): Gilia incisa, Gilia perennans

USDA Symbol: GIIN6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

8 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Lavender to whitish.



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky, gravelly, silty, or sandy soils.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Patsy Glenn Refuge, c/o Wimberley Birding Society - Wimberley, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0368 Collected May 7, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 1051 Collected Apr 3, 1994 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


Bibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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