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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY Polemoniaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-03-001:
Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gilia rubra

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Gilia rubra

 

COMMON NAME:
Standing-cypress, Spanish-larkspur


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image of Ipomopsis rubra, Standing-cypress, Spanish-larkspur

Doug Lockard    dlk20180414_6220_glassy

April    Pickens County    SC

image of Ipomopsis rubra, Standing-cypress, Spanish-larkspur

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmi_rubra

August?        

A plant "of singular elegance and beauty... erect,... with a strong stem", per Travels through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, ... (Bartram, 1791).

image of Ipomopsis rubra, Standing-cypress, Spanish-larkspur

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmirubra_2

August?        

image of Ipomopsis rubra, Standing-cypress, Spanish-larkspur

Diane Creaton    dmc071027_005a

October    Pickens County    SC

Tubular or funnel-formed flowers...elegantly besprinkled w crimson specks, per Travels through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, ... (Bartram, 1791).

image of Ipomopsis rubra, Standing-cypress, Spanish-larkspur

JK Marlow    jkm071020_003

October    Pickens County    SC

Leaves pinnately divided into linear or filiform, mucronate, segments, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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image of Ipomopsis rubra, Standing-cypress, Spanish-larkspur

JK Marlow    jkm071020_004

October    Pickens County    SC

Corolla salverform, the tube 2-2.5 cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ipomopsis rubra, Standing-cypress, Spanish-larkspur

JK Marlow    jkm071020_014

October    Pickens County    SC

image of Ipomopsis rubra, Standing-cypress, Spanish-larkspur

Tim Spira    tpsirubra

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-03-001:
Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gilia rubra

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Gilia rubra

 

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757

Forb
Biennial

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare (uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, sand rims of Carolina bays, dolomitic glades and woodlands, dunes, dry sandy and rocky woodlands and openings, roadbanks, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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