Ipomopsis longiflora [Polemoniaceae]

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Scientific Name Ipomopsis longiflora USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name White-flowered Skyrocket, Long-flowered Ipomosis ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry, sandy or rocky soils in open areas; prairies, sandhills, and grasslands.
Plant: Erect annual or biennial with much-branched, tough, almost smooth stem; up to 24 inches tall.
Leaves: Alternate, widely spaced; lower leaves deeply pinnately-divided into 7 narrow linear segments, becoming undivided upward.
Inflorescence: Loose clusters of 1-3 blossoms on pedicels 1-3/8 inches long at branch tips; white to pale blue tubular corolla about 1-inch across with 5 pointed, flaring petals united at base into a long (1-1/4 to 2 inches long) floral tube; stamens inside corolla throat or slightly protruding; 5 narrow, pointed, glandular-pubescent sepals, 1/4 to 3/8-inch long.
Bloom Period: March to October.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and SEINet.
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