Sunday, February 28, 2016

Gilia latiflora (Broad-flowered Gilia)

5/10/03 Avenue T at 116th Street, Jackrabbit Flat Wildlife Preserve, Antelope Valley,
Western Mojave, Los Angeles County, CA

5/10/03 Jackrabbit Flat Wildlife Preserve

3/25/03 Hwy. 178 just east of Salsberry Pass, Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, CA

 3/22/03 Hagen Canyon Nature Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA
3/25/01 Jawbone Road, Jawbone Canyon OHV Area (BLM), Kern County, CA


COMMON NAME: Broad-flowered Gilia

SPECIES: Gilia latiflora

FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/25/2001

LOCATION: Jawbone Road, Jawbone Canyon OHV Area (BLM), Kern County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Plant ± scapose

Leaves: basal in prostrate rosette, 2–7 cm, cobwebby, strap-shaped, toothed or lobed, lobes spreading; cauline shorter, clasping, entire or lobed at base, tapered

Inflorescence generally loose; pedicels unequal

Flower showy, fragrant; calyx slightly glandular, or early flowers cobwebby; corolla 10–35 mm, tube purple, upper throat, base of lobes white, tips lavender; stamens exserted, < lobes; style > stamens

Fruit generally > calyx

Ecology: Generally deep sandy soils

Elevation: 700–1500 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Inner South Coast Ranges, n Transverse Ranges, s&w Mojave Desert.Forms showy displays. Sspp. variable within populations, intergrading where ranges overlap.

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