Gilia subnuda: also good while it lasts!

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Kelaidis
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Gilia subnuda: also good while it lasts!

Another fabulous gilia, and very distinctive, is Gilia subnuda. It is widespread on slick rock throughout the American Southwest--at least Canyonlands and the San Rafael Swell. It's main claims to fame are its Lewisia like, leathery, nearly succulent rosettes, it's everblooming habit (in the garden with a bit of water, it can bloom all summer). It is also perennial, although not a Methuselah.

It lasted two or three years for me before pooping out. It didn't self sow, and I neglected to sow seed, so it's one I must recollect.

Hoy
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Kelaidis wrote:

It lasted two or three years for me before pooping out. It didn't self sow, and I neglected to sow seed, so it's one I must recollect.

Do you often make seed collecting tours? When I travel I seldom collect seeds as it often is too early for that activity (due to my work). I am dreaming of the opportunity to travel at the proper time of the year and to consentrate on collecting seed.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Diane Whitehead
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There is no need to forgo seed collecting, though you won't see the
flowers of what you are collecting unless you go at least twice.

In the Siskiyous, I find many flowers have produced seeds in two
months.  So, a flower on March 1, seeds on May 1. 

Weiser
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Nice species, I like the fiery red and since it's perennial all the better!!

The few aliciella species I have seen in Nevada are annuals and not very showy at all. I must say this has them all beat by a mile.

I found this nice wright up explaining the current name change

http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Pink%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/ali...

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

cohan
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Good link, John, interesting! I do like to hear even a little like this about why name changes are made..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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