Ipomopsis aggregata

(Scarlet Gilia)

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Ipomopsis aggregata, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 5810

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Ipomopsis aggregata, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 5821

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Ipomopsis aggregata, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes NP 8706

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Ipomopsis aggregata, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 4365

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Ipomopsis aggregata, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 9029

Scientific Name Ipomopsis aggregata USDA PLANTS Symbol IPAG
Common Name Scarlet Gilia, Fairy Trumpet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 31192
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (5100 to 10500 ft.); dry, sunny areas.
Plant: Erect biennial 1 to 4 feet tall, slender, somewhat hairy flowering stem arising from a basal cluster of leaves in the second growing season.
Leaves: Alternate leaves up to 2-1/2 inches long, pinnately-dissected.
Inflorescence: Bright red to pink trumpet-shaped flowers with 5 flaring lobes and light-colored mottling in the throat; up 1-1/2 to 2 inches long, borne on one side of the stem.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K Guennel, SW Colorado Wildflowers and "Field Guide to Forest Plants of South-Central Colorado" by David C. Powell
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Colorado Status:
Native

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