splendens (Douglas ex. H. Mason
& A.D. Grant) L.A. Johnson ssp. splendens
Pronunciation: saul-to-JEE-lee-a SPLEN-dens
Common name: Splendid woodland-gilia
Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Habitat: Openings in brush or woods, chaparral, foothill woodland, yellow pine forest, San Jacintos, San Gabriels, San Bernardinos to Monterey Co.
Blooming period: May to July
Click for Latin name derivations: 1) Saltugilia 2) splendens
Formerly Gilia splendens ssp. splendens
NOTE: Ssp. splendens and ssp. grantii in some areas seem to intergrade and are difficult to differentiate.