Gilias are some of my favorite flowers in the desert. They are so tiny and perfectly formed. I love looking at the blue anthers (what I called “pom-poms” for the longest time). I’m not sure what species of gilia this is, as there are many. I used to think it was the yellow-throated gilia, but I’m pretty sure that’s not correct (even though they do have yellow throats). To determine which gilia it is, one needs to look at the leaves. Unfortunately, I’d have to hunt down those old photos to see if I took an overview shot with leaves…

Star-shaped Gilia, portrait

For now, I’m going with either Desert Gilia (Gilia cana), Little Gilia (Gilia minor), or Star Gilia (Gilia stellata), though the color seems off for the last one…

This turned into a gorgeous fine art print!