Gilia stellata Heller  
Family: Polemoniaceae
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PLANT: Annual 7-70 cm tall, simple to branched; stems densely pubescent below, the hairs bent to curled and sometimes branched, glandular above. INFLORESCENCE: open, with 2-8 pedicelled flowers on the distal branches. FLOWER: calyx 3-5 mm long, pubescent or glandular, the lobes acuminate; corolla funnelform, 6-10 mm long, white, the tube usually 2 times the calyx, the throat yellow with purple spots; stamens inserted on the upper throat; anthers slightly exserted; stigmas located slightly above the anthers. LEAVES: pubescent with curled hairs, reduced above the basal rosette; basal and lower deeply lobed once or twice; cauline deeply lobed to entire. CAPSULE: 5-7 MM long, broadly ovoid. 2n=18. NOTES: Sandy washes, slopes, desert shrublands and woodlands, Oak shrublands at higher elevations; Graham, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma cos; 300-1300 m (1000-4200 ft); Mar-May; s CA to sw UT, s to n Mex. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.
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