Calflora
Taxon  Report   247    
Allophyllum gilioides  (Benth.) A. D. Grant & V. E. Grant  ssp. violaceum  (A. Heller) A. G. Day
Dense false gilia,  Dense false gilyflower
Allophyllum gilioides ssp. violaceum
© 2017 Keir Morse
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Allophyllum gilioides ssp. violaceum
© 2017 Keir Morse
Allophyllum gilioides ssp. violaceum
© 2017 Keir Morse
Allophyllum gilioides ssp. violaceum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Allophyllum gilioides ssp. violaceum
© 2017 Keir Morse
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Allophyllum violaceum
PLANTS: Gilia gilioides var. violacea
PLANTS: Gilia violacea
More information about  Allophyllum gilioides ssp. violaceum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ALGIV)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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