Taxon  Report   3894    
Gilia tenuiflora  Benth.  ssp. arenaria  (Benth.) A. D. Grant & V. E. Grant
Greater yellowthroat gilia,  Sand gilia
Gilia tenuiflora ssp. arenaria
© 1994 Dean Wm. Taylor
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Gilia tenuiflora ssp. arenaria
© F. Howitt 2002 California Academy of Sciences
Gilia tenuiflora ssp. arenaria, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Threatened and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Gilia tenuiflora ssp. arenaria
© Susan Cochrane and CNPS
Genus: Gilia
Parent: Gilia tenuiflora
Communities: Coastal Strand, Chaparral, Northern Coastal Scrub

Habitat: dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Gilia tenuiflora ssp. arenaria
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).