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Gilia transmontana  (H. Mason & A. D. Grant) A. D. Grant & V. E. Grant
Trans montane gilia,   Transmontane gilia
Gilia transmontana is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Genus: Gilia
Family: Polemoniaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Shadscale Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSGilia ochroleuca ssp. transmontana
Information about  Gilia transmontana from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[americansouthwest.net] Leaf Details: The leaves are the most distinctive aspect of gilia transmontana; they are pinnately lobed, like many other gilia species, but the lobes are rather larger and more widely separated. The lobes may have one or more large teeth along the edges. Leaves have a sparse to dense covering of woolly hairs, especially on the midvein. Leaves grow at the base and along the stem, and all are similar in size. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/12/2024).