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Seaside gilia (Gilia millefoliata)

Gilia millefoliata flower closeup.

Photo Credit: Dana York
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Polemoniaceae
  • State: CA, OR
  • Nature Serve ID: 127864
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 08/06/2019

Where is Seaside gilia (Gilia millefoliata) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Seaside gilia can be found in California, Oregon

Which CPC Partners conserve Seaside gilia (Gilia millefoliata)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Katie Heineman
  • 05/23/2023
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

As of 2019, Rae Selling Berry Seed Bank and Conservation Program had wild provenanced seed accessions of Gilia millefoliata from three populations in Curry County, Oregon, representing 126 maternal plants.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 12/17/2021

Christiana Conser and Edward F. Connor assessed the specific threats to native plant species by the invasive ice plant, Carpobrotus edulis in their article "Assessing the residual effects of Carpobrotus edulis invasion, implications for restoration" published April 2008 in the journal Biological Invasions.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 12/17/2021
  • Genetic Research

An article, "Intercontinental dispersal: The origin of the widespread South American plant species Gilia laciniata (Polemoniaceae) from a rare California and Oregon coastal endemic" was published in March 2000, in the journal Plant Systematics and Evolution. In this work, authors Morrell, Porter, and Friar used molecular methods to assess the relationships between Gilia millefoliata, G. valdiviensis and G. laciniata.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 12/17/2021

For their Environmental Science and Management Senior Capstone, authors Sophia Grubb, Almond Dodge, and Jeremy Cashen, did a suitable habitat assessment for three rare plants, Gilia millefoliataErysimum menziesii, and Layia carnosa, on the Barr Parcel of the Friends of the Dunes Property. They found all three plants were located on the parcel and recommend the removal of competing invasive plants, as well as increased signage to protect these vulnerable species. 

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 12/17/2021
  • Genetic Research

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Taxon Gilia millefoliata
Authority Fisch. and C.A. Mey
Family Polemoniaceae
CPC Number 15809
ITIS 31156
Duration Annual
Common Names Manyleaf gilia
Associated Scientific Names Gilia millefoliata
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Oregon S1
Ecological Relationships


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