Friday, June 16, 2017


These are one of my favorite wildflowers, and they're blooming all over these mountains right now.
Splendid Gilia (Saltugilia splendens) is a member of the phlox family; this particular species is only found in Southern California, growing in the transverse and coastal mountain ranges. 
The flowers are tiny, about the size of a dime, but strikingly beautiful. 
Other common names are woodland gilia and Grinnell's gilia.  They don't make good bouquets, as they wilt after a couple of hours, so I content myself with just taking photos of them.

Linking with: Floral Friday


  1. I like all the photos on this entire blog.Love the gentle colors of the pink flowers on this one. Great Shots. Have a wonderful weekend, cheers.

  2. Oh Victoria, such a delicate little flower, and so beautiful. Thank you for capturing such a great photo.

  3. These are so pretty. Very different than the wild phlox that blooms in our part of the world. Hope friend you are having a great first day of summer. Hugs!


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