Scarlet Gilia

Ipomopsis aggregata

Ipomopsis aggregata photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed in the ponderosa forest in the Granite Mountain Wilderness, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA. September 2012.

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FLOWERS: The bright red, tubular flowers appear in summer after the summer rains. The five lobes are pointed and appear to be flecked with darker red.

LEAVES: Divided into linear segments.

ANNUAL/PERENNIAL: Regrows from seed each year but occasional plants mey survive for more than one season.

RANGE: Found in montane meadows and forest throughout much of southwestern United States.

FRUIT: Dry capsules with many seeds.


Polemoniaceae -- Phlox Family

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Arizona Naturalist
Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands
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