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Gilia sinuata

Gilia sinuata Douglas ex Benth.

Rosy Gilia, Cinder Gilia, Shy Gilia, Sinuate Gilia, Rosy Gily-flower

Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)

Synonym(s): Gilia inconspicua var. sinuata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 14 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Dry, open, usually sandy places, foothills and plains.

Web Reference

Webref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
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 Gilia sinuata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gilia sinuata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gilia sinuata


Record Modified: 2021-06-03
Research By: CBR

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