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Ipomopsis rubra




Florida native


An ocassional biennial of beach dunes, coastal strands, sandhills and ruderal sites along the east coast of Florida south into Indian River County and inland from Lake and Sumter Counties north to the Suwannee RIver, plus the panhandle counties Leon, Jackson and Escambia. The range extends throughout the southeastern United States, north to Massachusetts and most of the states bordering the Great Lakes, west to Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Growing to 1.5m (5ft.) tall, the pubescent stems have crowded alternate sessile leaves that are deeply divided (pinnatifid) nto ferny segments. The showy five-lobed red to orange flowers appear in elongated terminal inflorescences from summer into fall. The calyx is tubular and five-lobed. There are five stamens. The fruit is a capsule.

Ipomopsis rubra is a member of the Polemoniaceae - Phlox family.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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