Gilia tricolor
(Bird's Eyes)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Bird's Eyes, Bird's Eye Gilia, Tricolor Gilia
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - August
    Status: Native

Gilia tricolor, or Bird's Eyes, is native only to California, but has become adventive in Texas and Colorado also. It is an annual that grows in foothills, mountain fields and meadows. It blooms in spring and summer with blue flowers with almost black centers.

This plant is one of about 35 species of Gilia native to the Western US, but Gilia tricolor is widely cultivated for its beauty. More information on other species will be posted later on differentiating them.

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