Gilia ophthalmoides

Eyed Gilia
Gilia ophthalmoides

Family: Phlox (Polemoniaceae)
AKA: Graceful Phlox, Midget Phlox
Photo taken on: May 4, 2016
Location: Rim Vista Trail, Carson NF, NM
Life Zones: Foothills
Habitat: Gravelly, sandy areas, pinyon-juniper woodlands

A delicate plant growing 6" to 12" high from a basal rosette of deeply lobed succulent cobwebby leaves. Tiny flowers with five petals grow at the end of a branched stem. The flower tube is purple with a yellow throat. The petals are white to lavender.

White/Cream Single Flowers