Gilia millefoliata

Yarrowleaf Gilia

Basal rosette of leaves, short stem with long branches. Entire plant densely coated with glands, skunky-smelling. Leaves somewhat fleshy, pinnately lobed. Flowers 2–6, clustered on stalk. Flower about 1/3 in. long; throat containing pair of purple spots is partly inside calyx and topped by 5 lobes; stamens with white pollen and style in top of throat. Grows on stable sand dunes.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 1/4--1 1/2 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal
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  • Native: Yes