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Golden Gilia
Linanthus aureus

Low-growing with slender stems. Pure yellow, funnel-shaped flowers one fourth to one half inch. Orange to brownish purple throat.

Will cover large areas. Commonly found in sandy areas below 6,000' and in Joshua tree woodlands in southern Mojave Desert.

Blooms March to June


Phlox Family (Polemoniaceae)

Desert Habitat:
  • Joshua tree woodland


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  • golden gilia, linanthus aureus
    Golden Gilia photo taken at Joshua Tree National Park

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