Giliastrum acerosum (A. Gray) Rydberg  
Family: Polemoniaceae
bluebowls
[Gilia acerosa (Gray) Britt.,  more]
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Max Licher  
PLANT: Perennial, 6-15 cm tall, branched at the base; stems 5-12, spreading to erect, woody below, glandular throughout. LEAVES: slightly reduced upwards; lower deeply pinnately lobed, the lobes needle-like; upper subpalmately lobed, the lobes 3-5. INFLORESCENCE: open, with 1-3 pedicelled flowers at branch tips. FLOWER: calyx 7-8 mm long, the lobes attenuate, needle-like; corolla broadly funnelform, 7-10 mm long, deep blue, the tube usually shorter than the calyx; stamens inserted on the lower tube; anthers located above the throat, bright yellow; stigma located among the anthers or slightly above. CAPSULE: 4-5 mm long, broadly ovoid. 2n=18,20. NOTES: Gravelly soils, rocky slopes, canyons, shrublands, woodlands; Apache, Cochise, Navajo, Santa Cruz cos.; 1300-1950 m (4200-6400 ft); May-Sep; AZ to TX and n Mex. Porter, J. M. Aliso 17: 83-85. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.
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Liz Makings  
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Arizona State University Herbarium