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Navarretia capillaris

Navarretia capillaris (Kellogg) Kuntze

Miniature Gilia, Miniature Pincushion-plant

Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)

Synonym(s): Gilia capillaris

USDA Symbol: NACA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , ID , NV , OR , UT , WA
Native Habitat: Open, wet, gravelly areas, meadows, streamsides, snow pockets.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


Record Modified: 2021-06-22
Research By: CBR

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