Gilia, Globe;  Gilia capitata

Mid Bloomer.  Round balls of many tiny white to violet flowers on tall stems.  Likes dry, sandy slopes.

Notes: Phlox family.  Typical of the Phlox family, the flowers consist of 5 petals that flare out of the tube to form a shallow bowl.  The reproductive parts stick well out of the flowers, and it has narrow, needle-like leaves adapted to dry climates.  However, its spherical  shape distinguishes it from other phlox.  Capitata means ‘head’ in reference to its terminal flower cluster.

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Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
     Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
         Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
             Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
                 Class Magnoliopsida -- Dicotyledons
                     Subclass Asteridae
                         Order Solanales
                             Family Polemoniaceae -- Phlox family
                                 Genus Gilia Ruiz & Pavón -- gilia
                                     Species Gilia capitata Sims -- bluehead gilia

Contains 8 Subspecies and 8 accepted taxa overall

Gilia, Globe  (Gilia capitata)

Another example

Narrow leaves along the lower portion of a stem