Saltugilia splendens

Saltugilia splendens, is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common names splendid woodland-gilia,[1] Grinnell's gilia and splendid gilia.

Saltugilia splendens
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Saltugilia
Species:
S. splendens
Binomial name
Saltugilia splendens
(Douglas ex H.Mason & A.D.Grant) L.A.Johnson
Synonyms
  • Gilia splendens

It is endemic to California, where it grows in the chaparral and forests of the southern California Coast Ranges, the Transverse Ranges, and the San Jacinto Mountains.

DescriptionEdit

Saltugilia splendens is a gangly wildflower producing an erect stem with very slender branches reaching a maximum height near 80 centimeters. The stem is mostly naked with most of the intricately lobed leaves located in a basal rosette near ground level.

The inflorescence is open, bearing tiny flowers at the ends of thin, gland-dotted branches. Each flower is a pinkish, trumpet-shaped bloom up to around a centimeter long with protruding blue to lavender style and stamens.

The fruit is a capsule less than a centimeter long.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Saltugilia splendens". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 28 October 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Saltugilia splendens at Wikimedia Commons