Dec. 7, 2022

splitleaf gilia, Giliastrum incisum

Splitleaf gilia is a spindly plant with widely spaced flowers less than a half inch across. It makes photography a little tricky. If you get real close to a flower, you don't get any character of the plant. If you get farther away, your image will look like this. Not the most artful image, but it is what splitleaf gilia looks like. This phlox relative grows in NM and TX. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Travis Co TX, 4/17/22. Jacob's-ladder family, Polemoniaceae.