Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Ipomopsis multiflora (Nuttall) V. Grant
(Many Flowered Gilia, Many Flowered Skyrocket)
Gilia brachysiphon Wooton & Standley
Gilia multiflora Nuttall
Ipomopsis multiflora has purple flowers arranged in a spike. The flowers
are smaller than those of Ipomopsis aggregata or Ipomopsis longiflora. The stamens
of Ipomopsis multiflora are exserted. The corolla tube is two to three times the
length of the lobes. The capsule of Ipomopsis multiflora is three chambered, reflecting the three carpels of the lavender flowers. The capsules persist on the withered stem into the winter.
Ipomopsis multiflora is found in dry hillsides.
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Ipomopsis multiflora, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Burro Mtns., Engineer Canyon, Aug. 1, 2007
Ipomopsis multiflora, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Canyon, Oct. 6, 2008
Ipomopsis multiflora, three chambered capsules, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Dec. 17, 2008
Ipomopsis multiflora, lighter color variant, photo Angela Flanders, Blackhawk Canyon, October 1, 2009
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