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Broad-leaved Gilia

Natural History

Broad-leaved Gilia is a member of the Phlox Family. The plant grows to 20 inches in height and has green, oblong leaves leaves that grow to 8 inches in length. The plant typically grows in desert washes on slopes at elevations below 2000 feet.

Broad-leaved Gilia is also called Starflower and is a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Broad-leaved Gilia blooms between February - April and produces pink, funnel shaped flowers with 5 petals that grow at the end of the stems.

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