Ipomopsis longiflora, Flaxflowered Ipomopsis
Scientific Name: Ipomopsis longiflora
Common Name: Flaxflowered Ipomopsis
Also Called: Flaxflowered Gilia, Long-flowered Gilia, Long-flowered Skyrocket, White Flowered Gilia, White-flower Skyrocket, Whiteflowered Gilia
Family: Polemoniaceae, Jacob’s Ladder or Phlox Family
Synonyms: (Gilia longiflora)
Duration: Annual, biennial;
Size: Up to 24 inches more or less.
Growth Form: Forb/herb; mostly a slender, delicate erect species, inconspicuous when not in bloom.
Leaves: Green; also slender narrowly linear curved downward.
Flower Color: Pale blue, blue-violet to white; showy tubular flowers, flowers single or in pairs on terminal stems.
Flowering Season: March to October.
Elevation: 1,000 to 8,000 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Common on dry plains and mesas, often in limestone soil.
Recorded Range: Flaxflowered Ipomopsis is found in western United States in: AZ, CO, KS, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY. In Arizona it is found almost throughout the state with few or no records in Yuma County.
North America & US County Distribution Map for Ipomopsis longiflora.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
The Plant List includes 29 accepted species names world-wide for Ipomopsis.
There are 3 sub-species in Ipomopsis longiflora as follows:
Ipomopsis longiflora subsp. australis, Whiteflower Ipomopsis (AZ, NM);
Ipomopsis longiflora subsp. longiflora, Flaxflowered Ipomopsis (AZ, CO, KS, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY);
Ipomopsis longiflora subsp. neomexicana, Flaxflowered Ipomopsis (AZ ONLY).
Comments: Flaxflowered Ipomopsis can be found almost throughout the state. Flaxflowered Ipomopsis provides nectar for night feeding moths.