Collomia linearis Nutt.
Common Name: SLENDER GILIA
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Collomia linearis R. W. Smith

This species was not collected until 1933 (Menominee Co.) and is probably not native in Michigan, although its normal habitat (west and northwest of the Great Lakes) is sandy or gravelly grasslands, shores, clearings, and other ± disturbed ground, so that the native range is not always clear.

The limb of the pink to bluish corolla is only 3–6 mm broad, and the compact inflorescence is well overtopped by the upper leaves (or bracts), so this is not a conspicuous plant even when in bloom.

Locations

Menominee County
Ontonagon County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2251.