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Gilia latifolia - Broad Leaved Gilia, Holly Leaf Gilia

Gilia latifolia is known by the common names Broad Leaved Gilia and Holly Leaf Gilia. Gilia latifolia is native to grasslands, creasote scrub, through the Joshua Tree Zone into the Pinyon Juniper woodland. Gilia latifolia has pale pink flowers and blue anthers in early to mid Spring with fragrant lavender pink flowers with white centers and spectacular blue pollen. Gilia latifolia grows in the southern inland Coast Ranges, Tehachapi's and Southern Sierras. Gilia latifolia is a dependable plant from seed for your wildflower garden. Butterflies likely to drop by include the Anicia Checkerspot, the Variable Checkerspot, the Western Tiger Swallowtail California Common Ringlet, and Sara Orangetip. The Broad Leaved Gilia is a great addition to the butterfly garden.

Gilia latifolia, Broad Flowered Gilia, Holly Leaf Gilia

Lavender-Pink flowers with white centers and blue pollen Gilia latifolia - Broad Leaved Gilia, Holly Leaf Gilia. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Gilia Genus featured on this site:
Gilia capitata