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Standing Cypress Texas Plume

Ipomopsis rubra


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.


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


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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Texas, USA

Lat: 31.11, Long: -97.50

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

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