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) Wildflower Center
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Description Dry, sandy/rocky/igneous soils, open areas; coarse, erect biennial to 6 feet tall; sparse, alternate leaves 1 to 2 inches long, pinnately-dissected into very narrow segments; pink to bright red trumpet-shaped flowers up 1-1/2 to 2 inches long, borne on one side of the stem. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi. Texas Status
Scientific Name Ipomopsis rubra USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Standing Cypress, Texas Plume ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet Reference
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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 stigma exending beyond the petals.
Bloom Period: May and June.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyaya Ajilvsgi, and SEINet.
Texas Status

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