notes This plant was growing partially buried in pure sand in the dunes off I-15 at the Cronese Lakes exit.
Initially I had difficulty trying to ID it, but once I realized it was in the segregate genus Aliciella (rather than Gilia sensu stricto), I was able to proceed using the key in ''Aliciella, a Recircumscribed Genus of Polemoniaceae'' by J. Mark Porter (Aliso, 17:23-46. 1998...available as a 6.2MB PDF here). Note that this plant was much more robust than my previous CalPhotos posts of A. lottiae from the Eureka Dunes.
I also compared this with the original description given in the 1993 paper by Alva Day entitled ''New Taxa and Nomenclatural Changes in Allophyllum, Gilia, and Navarretia (Polemoniaceae)''. The plant here seemed in excellent agreement with that description...in particular with what was noted in the 2nd to last paragraph of the discussion there: ''The tetraploid race of A. lottiae (n=16) differs only slightly from the hexaploid, with the corolla tube shorter, included in the calyx, and corolla lobes erose, not entire.''
It should be mentioned that Porter noted in his 1998 paper that: ''A. lottiae is a taxomonic convenience, not a species. Considerable work remains in sorting out both the number of polyploid species and the morphological range of these species before they can be properly characterized.''
More images of nominal A. lottiae can be found here and here. All these images look similar to me, but also slightly different...in accord with Porter's remark quoted above, and the perennial difficulties/challenges of sorting out many members of Gilia (sensu lato) in general.