Source: CANOTIA Vol. 1, 29Nov05, J. Mark Porter
Lott's Cheat Gily-Flower, more...
[Gilia lottiae A. Day, more]
PLANT: Annual, 5-45 cm tall, branched from the base; stems usually glandular. LEAVES: glabrous above, glandular below, abruptly reduced above the basal rosette; basal and lower dentate to shallowly lobed, the teeth or lobe length equal to the rachis width; cauline dentate to entire. INFLORESCENCE: open, with 1-3 pedicelled flowers at branch tips, the terminal pedicel subsessile or shorter than those below. FLOWER: calyx 1-3 mm long, glandular, the lobes obtuse to cuspidate; corolla narrowly funnelform, 6-8 mm long, the tube longer than the calyx, the lobes acute; the tube and lobes white, pink, or lavender, the throat yellow; stamens inserted on the upper throat; anthers slightly exserted; stigmas slightly exceeding the anthers. CAPSULE: 3-5 mm long, narrowly ovoid. 2n=32,34,50. NOTES: Washes, rocky slopes, desert shrublands and woodlands; Mohave Co.; 850-1700 m (2800-5600 ft); Apr-Jun; WA to ID, s to CA and UT. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.
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