Ipomopsis tenuituba, Slendertube Skyrocket
Scientific Name: Ipomopsis tenuituba
Common Name: Slendertube Skyrocket
Also Called: Slendertube Ipomopsis, Slendertube Skyrocket, Slender-tube Skyrocket
Family: Polemoniaceae, Jacob’s Ladder or Phlox Family
Duration: Perennial, dies after flowering.
Size: Up to 4 feet more or less.
Growth Form: Forb/herb; subshrub; stems erect, without hairs or slightly pubescent.
Leaves: Green; basal and cauline, basal leaves pinnately lobed.
Flower Color: Purplish-pink, white, lobes with darker-purple, showy flowers, flower lobes speckled; floral tube is long and slender, inflorescence with 3 or more (7) flowers, calyx lobes narrow, anthers yellow; fruit a capsule.
Flowering Season: May to September, March to May in California.
Elevation: 5,000 to 8,500 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Gravelly to rocky slopes, open coniferous forests.
Recorded Range: Slendertube Skyrocket is found generally in the southwest and northwest parts of the United States in AZ, CA, CO, NV, OR, ID, UT and WY. In Arizona it is limited in distribution to Pima County.
North America & US County Distribution Map for Ipomopsis Ipomopsis tenuituba.
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 2 sub-species in Ipomopsis tenuituba as follows:
Ipomopsis tenuituba subsp. latiloba, Slendertube Skyrocket (AZ, UT);
Ipomopsis tenuituba subsp. tenuituba, Slendertube Skyrocket (CA, CO, NV, OR, ID, UT, WY)
Comments: Slendertube Skyrocket hybridizes with Skyrocket, (I. aggregata). The type species is from the Santa Catalina Mountains (Peebles et. al. 2522).