Dune Gilia

(Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis)
 
Dune Gilia

Dune Gilia blooms at the dunes of Crissy Field.

Will Elder, NPS

 

Origin Of Genus Name: Gilia is named after Felipe Gil, a Spanish botanist.

Presidio Locations: Found on coastal dunes, particularly in Lobos Creek Valley and dunes around Crissy Marsh.

Range In State: Northern California coast. The Presidio is the type locality for this species.

Description: This native, annual species is one of the Presidio's rare plants. The leaves are distinctive, dissected and may be reddish in color. Its clusters of small flowers are bright blue-violet. Blooms May to August.

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