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Ipomopsis longiflora (Torr.) V. Grant
Flaxflowered ipomopsis, Pale Trumpets, Paleflower gilia, White-flower skyrocket, White-flowered gilia
Synonyms: Ipomopsis longiflora ssp. longiflora, Gilia longiflora
USDA Symbol: IPLO2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Slender stemmed, upright or somewhat sprawling annual or biennial, to 24 in. in height. Clusters of white or lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers occur at branch tips. The flower tube is long and narrow with a bloadly flaring rim. The leaves are inconspicuous. Slender, pale blue-violet, pale blue, or white, trumpet-shaped flowers, borne singly or in pairs, spreading from axils of upper bracts.
The flowers look almost too delicate for the intense heat of the desert and plains, but this rather ungainly plant is vigorous and often grows in profusion. At night moths attracted to the pale flowers feed on the nectar.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AZ , CO , KS , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , UT Native Distribution:
NE to TX, w. to UT & AZ Native Habitat:
Dry plains; mesas USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry sandy, rocky or calcareous soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Easily grown from fall-sown seed. Sow two years in a row.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff