Gilia salticola

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Gilia salticola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Gilia
Species: G. salticola
Binomial name
Gilia salticola

Gilia salticola is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name salt gilia. It is native to the Sierra Nevada and Modoc Plateau of California and western Nevada, where it grows in volcanic and granitic soils.


This herb grows up to 20 centimeters tall, its branching stem coated in cobwebby fibers and speckled with knob-tipped glandular hairs. The leaves gathered about the base of the stem are divided into deep, pointed lobes. The glandular inflorescence produces tubular flowers with ribbed sepals and yellow-throated lavender corollas.

This is sometimes treated as a subspecies of Gilia leptantha.

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