[The Genus Navarretia East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Miniature Gilia, Smooth-leaved Gilia

Navarretia capillaris

Synonym: Gilia capillaris

Miniature Gilia, Smooth-leaved Gilia: Navarretia capillaris (Synonym: Gilia capillaris)

Miniature gilia as seen in vernally moist swales amongst mountain big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana) along the South Loop Road about one and a half miles uphill to the east of the top of the Rooster Comb, South Loop Road, Steens Mountain Recreation Area..........July 9, 2014.

Miniature Gilia, Smooth-leaved Gilia: Navarretia capillaris (Synonym: Gilia capillaris) - Corolla and calyx tubes and upper stem leaves of Miniature Gilia, Smooth-leaved Gilia: Navarretia capillaris (Synonym: Gilia capillaris) - Habitat of Miniature Gilia, Smooth-leaved Gilia: Navarretia capillaris (Synonym: Gilia capillaris)

Close-ups as well as habitat views of miniature gilia as seen in vernally moist swales amongst mountain big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana) along the South Loop Road about one and a half miles uphill to the east of the top of the Rooster Comb, South Loop Road, Steens Mountain Recreation Area..........July 9, 2014. In the habitat views, one can also see Kellogg's knotweed (Polygonum polygalioides ssp. kelloggii), Brewer's monkeyflower (Mimulus breweri), and little hesperochiron (Hesperochiron pumilis).

Miniature Gilia, Smooth-leaved Gilia: Navarretia capillaris (Synonym: Gilia capillaris) - Miniature Gilia, Smooth-leaved Gilia: Navarretia capillaris (Synonym: Gilia capillaris)

Miniature gilia as seen (left) along Forest Service Road #38-200 near Spanish Peak, Ochoco National Forest..........June 14, 2015. The photo at right shows miniature gilia near the ski shelter atop Lookout Mountain, Ochoco National Forest.........June 15, 2015.

Miniature Gilia, Smooth-leaved Gilia: Navarretia capillaris (Synonym: Gilia capillaris) - Miniature Gilia, Smooth-leaved Gilia: Navarretia capillaris (Synonym: Gilia capillaris)

Miniature gilia as seen along the Lookout Mountain Trail #804 (several hundred yards below the ski shelter) atop Lookout Mountain, Ochoco National Forest..........June 25, 2017.

Miniature Gilia, Smooth-leaved Gilia: Navarretia capillaris (Synonym: Gilia capillaris)

Miniature gilia as seen with Leptosiphon harknessii along the Line Butte Trail #807 on the southern slopes of Lookout Mountain, Ochoco National Forest.........June 22, 2017.

Paul Slichter