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Navarretia leptalea ssp. leptalea

Navarretia leptalea (A. Gray) L.A. Johnson ssp. leptalea

Bridges' Gilia

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Synonym(s): Gilia leptalea, Gilia leptalea ssp. leptalea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A bushy, airy plant with many slender branches, small leaves, and small, deep pink, funnel-shaped flowers on thread-like stalks in leaf axils.

The pink color of the flowers is among the richest in the genus; the flowers of many other species are nearly white, pale pink, or lavender. The species of this large western genus are difficult to distinguish from one another but usually can be recognized as Gilia by the fairly small, trumpet- or funnel-shaped flowers, the three branches on the style, and the alternate, often pinnately divided leaves.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Distribution: Southern Oregon south to southern California.
Native Habitat: Openings in brush and dry woods.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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