Taxon  Report   3835    
Gilia capitata  Sims  ssp. chamissonis  (Greene) V. E. Grant
Blue field gilia,  Bluehead gilia, Dune gilia
Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis
© 2009 Jorg Fleige
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Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis
© 2003 Doreen L. Smith
Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis
© 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Gilia
Parent: Gilia capitata
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Gilia achilleifolia ssp. chamissonis
PLANTS: Gilia achilleifolia var. chamissonis
More information about  Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).