Latin name: Gilia stellata A.A. Heller
  Pronunciation: JEE-lee-a stel-LAY-ta

  Common name: Star gilia
  Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
  Habitat: Sandy or gravelly places to 4000', creosote
  bush scrub, both deserts

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Gilia
  2) stellata
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