Ipomopsis globularis

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Scientific Name Ipomopsis globularis USDA PLANTS Symbol IPGL
Common Name Hoosier Pass Ipomopsis ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 503185
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine (12000 to 14000 ft.); sandy or gravelly, dry soils in open areas.
Plant: Short perennial usually with a single wooly stem 4 to 6 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves long and narrow; stem leaves pinnately-dissected.
Inflorescence: Ball-shaped cluster of small flowers, less than 1/2-inch across, densely wooly; 5 pinkish-white or bluish-white petals, stamens bluish to tan.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Ipomopsis globularis (Hoosier Pass ipomopsis): A Technical Conservation Assessment by Susan Spackman Panjabi and David G. Anderson.
Notes: Rare plant found only in a limited area of the Colorado Rockies, generally at alpine elevations of the Mosquito Range, Hoosier Ridge and Boreas Pass.
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