Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Mussentuchit gilia.
Leaves, stems, and flower stalks are densely glandular-puberulent, usually with adhering sand grains. Photo by Leigh A. Johnson.

Aliciella tenuis range map.
Aliciella tenuis range map.

Aliciella tenuis, Mussentuchit gilia

  • Also known as: Gilia tenuis

Threats

  • Oil and gas exploration and development
  • Off-road vehicle use and recreational impacts
  • Sand and gravel quarrying
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Pesticide use
  • Collection by rock garden enthusiasts
  • Grazing and trampling by livestock
  • Competition from noxious weeds
  • Climate change

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

More Information

An open grass, shrub and woodland community.
Geographically restricted to central Utah, Mussentuchit gilia grows on limestone or sandstone, in open grass, shrub, and woodland communities, between 5,200 and 7,100 feet elevation. Photo by Leigh A. Johnson.

Mussentuchit gilia habitat.
Mussentuchit gilia habitat. Photo by Leigh A. Johnson.

Mussentuchit gilia habitat.
Mussentuchit gilia habitat. Photo by Leigh A. Johnson.

Mussentuchit gilia flowers.
This species differs from its close relatives in its lavender flowers, slender stems, stamens that protrude from the flower tube, and less densely glandular corollas. Photo by Leigh A. Johnson.

Aliciella tenuis plant.
Aliciella tenuis, Mussentuchit gilia. Photo by Leigh A. Johnson.

Close up of Aliciella tenuis flower.
Aliciella tenuis, Mussentuchit gilia. Photo by Leigh A. Johnson.