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|Family: Polemoniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Gilia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Gilia stellata A. Heller
Habit: Plant hairy below; hairs white, sharply bent. Stem: branches generally several from base, 10--40 cm, gland-dotted above. Leaf: basal in rosette, +- gray, 1--2-pinnate-lobed, axis linear, lobes toothed on both sides, teeth short-pointed; upper cauline minute, entire or 2-toothed. Inflorescence: open; flowers 4--8; pedicels spreading, in unequal pairs, glabrous or gland-dotted. Flower: calyx 3--5 mm, hairy or glandular, glands black, stalked; corolla 6--10 mm, funnel-shaped, tube included or +- exserted, throat yellow with purple spots, lobes pink or white; stamens, style +- exserted. Fruit: 5--7 mm, <= calyx, widely ovoid. Seed: 9--18. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Common. Sandy desert flats, washes; Elevation: < 1770 m. Bioregional Distribution: W&I, D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, Arizona, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Mark Porter
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Gilia sinuata
Next taxon: Gilia tenuiflora
Citation for this treatment: J. Mark Porter 2016. Gilia stellata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26929, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.