Coral Gilia

Coral Gilia Plant Information


Coral Gilia grows in the following 4 states:

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah

Aliciella subnuda (synonym Gilia subnuda, common name - coral gilia or carmine gilia) is a biennial or perennial plant in the phlox family (Polemoniaceae) found in the Colorado Plateau and Canyonlands region of the southwestern United States.:170

It is a 6 to 20 inches (15 to 51cm) biennial or perennial plant growing from a basal rosette.:170
Sticky leaves and stems catch blowing sand and dirt giving them a sandy coating.:170
34 to 334 inches (1.9 to 9.5cm) lobed leaves are spatula shaped or egg shaped with sticky hairs.:170
Stems are thin and sticky.:170
It blooms from May to July.:170 Clustering at the ends of the stems, reddish or carmine flowers have a 38 to 34 inch (0.95 to 1.91cm) long corolla tube flaring to 5 lobes.:170
It can be found in warm desert shrub, pinyon juniper woodland, and ponderosa pine forest communities across the southwestern United States.:170
Flowers are pollinated by bees and hummingbirds.:170

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