Ipomopsis species

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Scientific Name Ipomopsis aggregata USDA PLANTS Symbol IPAG
Common Name Scarlet Gilia, Fairy Trumpet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 31192
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane. Dry, sunny areas.
Plant: Erect biennial 1 to 4 feet tall, slender, somewhat hairy flowering stem arising from a basal cluster of leaves in the second growing season.
Leaves: Alternate leaves up to 2-1/2 inches long, pinnately-dissected.
Inflorescence: Bright red to pink trumpet-shaped flowers with 5 flaring lobes and light-colored mottling in the throat; up 1-1/2 to 2 inches long, borne on one side of the stem.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K Guennel, www.swcoloradowildflowers.com and "Field Guide to Forest Plants of South-Central Colorado" by David C. Powell
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native
Scientific Name Ipomopsis tenuituba USDA PLANTS Symbol IPTE4
Common Name Slender-tubed Skyrocket ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 31221
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and sub-alpine. Dry, sunny areas, slopes.
Plant: Erect short-lived perennial 1 to 3 feet tall, single or branched, somewhat hairy stems.
Leaves: Mostly basal, deeply pinnately-lobed, hairy, 1 to 2-1/2 inches overall; stem leaves smaller and fewer lobes.
Inflorescence: Tubular, trumpet-shaped flowers with slender corolla tube 3/4 to 1-3/4 inches long and 5 flaring lobes; corolla pink, lavender or white often with pink to lavender flecks; borne on one side of the stem.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: SEINet, www.swcoloradowildflowers.com and Jepson Flora Project.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native


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