Gilia minor A.& V. Grant
Family: Polemoniaceae
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PLANT: Annual, 6-25(20) cm tall, branched throughout; stems usually cobwebby pubescent below, glandular above. LEAVES: cobwebby pubescent, sometimes glabrous, reduced above the basal rosette; basal deeply lobed, the lobes linear to oblong; cauline basally lobed to entire. INFLORESCENCE: open, with 1-2 pedicelled flowers at the branch tips. FLOWER: calyx 3-4 mm long, glandular, the lobes acute; corolla funnelform, 5-9 mm long, the tube exceeding the calyx, purple, the throat purple or yellow with purple veins, the lobes lavender; stamens inserted on the upper throat; anthers slightly exserted; stigma located above the anthers. CAPSULE: 4-6 mm long, narrowly ovoid. 2n=18. NOTES: Washes, bajadas, desert shrublands; Maricopa, Mohave cos.; 550- 1100 m (1800-3500 ft); Mar-Apr; s CA to AZ. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.