Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-03-001:
Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gilia rubra

 

COMMON NAME:
Standing-cypress


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Look for it in sandhills, sand rims of Carolina bays, dolomitic glades and woodlands, dunes, roadbanks, disturbed areas. Spread from cultivation into Piedmont & Mountains, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Biennial

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

 

full sun ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Red (rarely yellow)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed persistant calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

Standing-cypress