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Ipomopsis thurberi

Ipomopsis thurberi (Torr. ex A. Gray) V.E. Grant

El Paso Skyrocket

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Synonym(s): Gilia thurberi

USDA Symbol: IPTH2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

El Paso skyrocket or Thurber’s gilia is a showy 12-18 in. plant with attractive bluish-purple to claret-colored flowers clustered on one side of the sparsely leaved stem. The flowers are tubular with back-turned petals.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
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Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM , TX
Native Distribution: S. NM, AZ & n. Mex.
Native Habitat: Open slopes; canyons; 4000 to 6500 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Well-drained, rocky soil.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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