Ipomopsis tenuituba

(Slender-tubed Skyrocket)

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Ipomopsis tenuituba, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 6562 

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Ipomopsis tenuituba, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 6555 

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Ipomopsis tenuituba, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 6574 

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Ipomopsis tenuituba, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 6591 

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Ipomopsis tenuituba, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 6571

Scientific Name Ipomopsis tenuituba USDA PLANTS Symbol IPTE4
Common Name Slender-tubed Skyrocket ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 31221
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and sub-alpine. Dry, sunny areas, slopes.
Plant: Erect short-lived perennial 1 to 3 feet tall, single or branched, somewhat hairy stems.
Leaves: Mostly basal, deeply pinnately-lobed, hairy, 1 to 2-1/2 inches overall; stem leaves smaller and fewer lobes.
Inflorescence: Tubular, trumpet-shaped flowers with slender corolla tube 3/4 to 1-3/4 inches long and 5 flaring lobes; corolla pink, lavender or white often with pink to lavender flecks; borne on one side of the stem.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: SEINet, SW Colorado Wildflowers and Jepson Flora Project.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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