Bluehead Gilia or Queen Anne's Thimbles, Gilia capitata
Polemoniaceae or Phlox Family


Low plant with leaves irregularly divided into narrow segments. Flowers pale to deep blue or lavendar, with five petals, in hemispherical to spherical heads.

A native of the far west, but often included in commercial wildflower mixes. Occasional in Wildwood, especially in the meadows where it likely came in on mowing equipment.

The round blue heads of starry flowers and the irregular narrow leaves are distinctive and easily identify the plant.




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