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Standing Cypress Texas Plume

Ipomopsis rubra

Description:

Upright, slender biennial with red, tubular flower with widely flaring lobes, and red speckles and streaks inside. Leaves are deeply divided and appear feathery or fernlike.

Habitat:

This one is growing in a xeric garden with gravely soil covered by a thick layer of river rock.

Notes:

In the first year, Standing Cypress forms a low rosette of divided, threadlike leaves. The second year, it puts up a simple, unbranched stem 2-5' tall and blooms.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Lat: 31.11, Long: -97.50

Spotted on May 28, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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