Calflora
Taxon  Report   3834    
Gilia capitata  Sims  ssp. capitata 
Blue field gilia,  Bluehead gilia
Gilia capitata ssp. capitata
© 1997 Doreen L. Smith
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CalPhotos / Calflora
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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Gilia capitata ssp. capitata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POLEMONIACEAE  
Genus: Gilia
Parent: Gilia capitata
Serpentine affinity: 1.6; (weak indicator)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Gilia glandulifera
More information about  Gilia capitata ssp. capitata
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 (GICAC3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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