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Great Basin gilia Status: State Threatened

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an annual herb with 1 to many spreading stem branches 2 to 9 in. (7-23 cm) tall, that are covered with glands and minutely covered with fine, short hairs. The lanceolate or strap-shaped basal rosette leaves are strongly appressed to the ground, 1/8 to 2 in. (1-6 cm) long, and have lobes that are toothed or rounded, with short points at the tips. The stem leaves are minimal, linear and entire. The glandular inflorescence is open, with the flowers at the terminus of the branches. There are 1 to 3 flowers per stem. The sepals are 1/16 to 1/8 in. (2-3 mm) long, with thickened lobe tips. The white corolla is 1/8 to in. (4-7 mm) long with lobes that are squared off at the base and more mucronate (shortpointed) tips; the tube is 1 to 3 times the length of the sepals, threadlike, and purple with a yellow throat. The stamens and style slightly protrude beyond the corolla. The pollen is white. The narrowly ovoid fruit is 1/8 to in. (3-5 mm) long. Identification Tips: There are a number of annual species of Gilia i

Year: 2012
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