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Ipomopsis longiflora

Ipomopsis longiflora (Torr.) V.E. Grant

 

Long-flowered Trumpet Gilia, Flaxflowered Gilia, Long-flowered Gillia, Long-flowered Skyrocket, White-flower Skyrocket

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderEricalesTea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others
FamilyPolemoniaceaePhlox, Jabob’s-ladder
GenusIpomopsisFrom the Greek ipo, “to strike,” and opsis, “appearance,” thus of striking appearance
SpecieslongifloraRefers to the length of the corolla

About plant names...

Long-flowered trumpet gilia appears in near-desert conditions, in dry plains and mesas and shrublands, at elevations of 1000-8000' (304-2438 m). It is native to the southwestern United States.

Plants: 10-39" (25-100 cm) tall, sometimes erect, often sprawling and heavily branched. Stems are smooth or with a few hairs. Annual or biennial.

Leaves: Leaves are as thin as threads, barely distinguishable from equally threadlike stems.

Flowers: These might be record-holders for long-necked trumpet-shaped flowers. The tubes are up to 1-1¾" (3-5 cm) long and about ¹/₃₂" (1 mm) in diameter, looking improbably delicate. At the end, five pale blue-violet or white petals flare out. They are pollinated by moths with, one presumes, extraordinarily long tongues. Flowers appear any time from spring to fall, after rains.

Fruits: Capsules are ¼-½" (7-15 mm) long.

Online References:

Ipomopsis sp. on Wildflowers, Ferns & Trees of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah

Ipomopsis longiflora on southwestdesertflora.com

Ipomopsis longiflora at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Ipomopsis longiflora on SEINet—the Southwest Environmental Information Network

Ipomopsis longiflora (Long-flowered Trumpet Gilia, Flaxflowered Gilia, Long-flowered Gillia, Long-flowered Skyrocket, White-flower Skyrocket)

8/26/2014 · Lava Falls, Malpais National Monument, El Malpais, NM
≈ 7 × 5" (17 × 12 cm)

Ipomopsis longiflora (Long-flowered Trumpet Gilia, Flaxflowered Gilia, Long-flowered Gillia, Long-flowered Skyrocket, White-flower Skyrocket)

8/26/2014 · Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, Grants, NM
≈ 5 × 5" (13 × 12 cm)

Ipomopsis longiflora description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 7 Jul 2017.

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Ipomopsis longiflora (Long-flowered Trumpet Gilia, Flaxflowered Gilia, Long-flowered Gillia, Long-flowered Skyrocket, White-flower Skyrocket)

8/26/2014 · Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, Grants, NM
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)

Ipomopsis longiflora (Long-flowered Trumpet Gilia, Flaxflowered Gilia, Long-flowered Gillia, Long-flowered Skyrocket, White-flower Skyrocket)

8/26/2014 · Lava Falls, Malpais National Monument, El Malpais, NM
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)

Ipomopsis longiflora (Long-flowered Trumpet Gilia, Flaxflowered Gilia, Long-flowered Gillia, Long-flowered Skyrocket, White-flower Skyrocket)

8/26/2014 · Lava Falls, Malpais National Monument, El Malpais, NM
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 15 cm)

Ipomopsis longiflora (Long-flowered Trumpet Gilia, Flaxflowered Gilia, Long-flowered Gillia, Long-flowered Skyrocket, White-flower Skyrocket)

8/26/2014 · La Ventana Natural Arch, El Malpais, NM
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

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