Giliastrum rigidula

Common Name:  Prick-leaf Gilia, Blue-bowls

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habit--Gilia rigidula is an herbaceous perennial flower--how many petals are there?  Is this a dicot or a monocot?

flowers, showing a few buds to the left--how many stamens and stigma lobes are there per flower?  Notice the linear sepals of the buds.  This is common in Gilia. flower in side view, showing reflexed (meaning turned downward) petals

leaves--based on these leaves, in what kind of environment would you guess that Gilia rigidula inhabits? stem and leaves (and flower bud) showing the minute stiff hairs that cover every green part of this plant