|Scientific Name||Giliastrum incisum (Gilia incisa)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||GIIN6|
|Common Name||Cut-leaf Gilia, Split-leaf Gilia||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||845231|
|Description||Habitat: Dry, gravelly, limestone or sandy soils.
Plant: Erect perennial, biennnial or annual, 10 to 20 inches tall, much-branched in top half.
Leaves: Alternate leaves 3/8 to 1-1/2 inches long, borne mainly below midstem on long petioles; lower ones deeply, unsymmetrically incised; upper leaves less so becoming almost linear and smaller.
Inflorescence: Small star-shaped flowers 1/4 to 3/8-inch across usually borne single on peduncles 1 to 1-1/2 inches long; 5 light purple-blue, spreading petals; protruding white style and yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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