Gilia sinuata

Shy Gilia

Spreading stems, 1 to many from basal leaf rosette. Stems hairless, covered with bluish wax below middle. Basal leaves lobed or toothed, more or less covered with a white cobweb of hairs; stem leaves few, with pointed tips, clasping. Inflorescence covered with glands, consists of flower clusters atop long stalks. Flower tube purple, veined white, lobes lavender, pink, or white, stamens and style slightly extended, noticeable white pollen. Grows among sagebrush in sandy soils, open places, at 500–6200 ft.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Great Basin, East Gorge, Steens
  • Native: Yes