Ipomopsis species

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Scientific Name Ipomopsis aggregata USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
SEINet Reference
Description Habitat: Dry, sandy/rocky/igneous soils in open areas.
Plant: Coarse, erect biennial or perennial to 3 feet tall.
Leaves: Sparse, alternate stem leaves 1 to 2 inches long, pinnately-dissected into 5 to 7 very narrow segments; basal leaves pinnately-dissected into 9 to 11 lobes, withered by flowering.
Inflorescence: Bright red to pink trumpet-shaped flowers with 5 flaring lobes and yellow mottling in the throat; up 1-1/2 to 2 inches long, borne on one side of the stem.
Bloom Period: March to November.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and SEINet.
Texas Status
Scientific Name Ipomopsis rubra USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Standing Cypress, Texas Plume ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
SEINet Reference
Description Habitat: Dry, sandy or gravelly soils; pastures, meadows, woodland edges.
Plant: Erect, slender biennial 2 to 5 feet tall, usually unbranched.
Leaves: Many alternate leaves crowded along stem, each 1 to 2 inches long overall, deeply pinnately-divided into 11 to 17 very narrow, linear, or thread-like segments.
Inflorescence: Numerous bright red or orangish-red flared tubular flowers forming a long spike, opening from top down; each about 1-1/4 inches long and 1/2-inch across; with 5 petals, 5 stamens and sepals; pistil with 3 stigmae extending beyond the petals.
Bloom Period: May and June.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, and SEINet.
Texas Status

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