Giliastrum incisa

Common Name:  Split-leaf Gilia

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Flowers--notice there are three style branches. This is true of the whole family. Flower bud--do you see the sepals? They are actually fused, but the green parts have membranous, transparent margins that make the sepals look narrow. This is characteristic of many of the Polemoniaceae.
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Stem leaves--what kind of leaf margin is present? Upper stem leaves--sometimes the leaves are nearly or completely entire

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Notice how much bigger the basal leaves are, compared to the stem leaves