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Cyphomeris gypsophiloides (Red cyphomeris)
Cressler, Alan

Cyphomeris gypsophiloides

Cyphomeris gypsophiloides (M. Martens & Galeotti) Standl.

Red Cyphomeris

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)

Synonym(s): Boerhavia gypsophiloides, Cyphomeris gypsophiloides var. stewartii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Stems erect to ascending, up to about 5 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Violet
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cyphomeris gypsophiloides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cyphomeris gypsophiloides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cyphomeris gypsophiloides


Record Modified: 2023-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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