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|Family: Polemoniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Gilia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Gilia minor A.D. Grant & V.E. Grant
Stem: lower branches decumbent, 6--20 cm, tufted-woolly-hairy below inflorescence. Leaf: basal in rosette, 1-pinnate-lobed, axis and lobes 0.6--0.9 mm wide, lobes linear, tufted-woolly-hairy, ascending; upper glandular. Inflorescence: clusters, open in fruit; pedicels unequal. Flower: calyx 2--3.2 mm, glandular (or tufted-woolly-hairy in early flowers), membranes not keeled; corolla 4--8 mm, +- 2 × calyx, tube included, purple, throat purple or yellow with purple veins, sometimes yellow with a purple spot at lobe bases, tapered, lobes ovate, acute, lavender; longest stamens, style reaching corolla throat top. Fruit: 5--7 mm, 2 × calyx, narrowly ovoid; valves not detaching completely. Seed: 18--27. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Firm sand, generally at base of shrubs; Elevation: 300--1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCoR, SnJV, WTR, SnGb, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: Arizona. Flowering Time: Mar--Apr
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Mark Porter
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Gilia millefoliata
Next taxon: Gilia modocensis
Citation for this treatment: J. Mark Porter 2016. Gilia minor, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26908, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.