Taxon  Report   3834 
Gilia capitata  Sims  ssp. capitata 
Blue field gilia,  Bluehead gilia
Gilia capitata ssp. capitata
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Gilia capitata ssp. capitata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Gilia capitata ssp. capitata
© 2014 Steve Matson
Gilia capitata ssp. capitata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Gilia capitata ssp. capitata
© 1997 Doreen L. Smith
Genus: Gilia
Parent Record Gilia capitata
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.6 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Gilia glandulifera
More information about  Gilia capitata ssp. capitata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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