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)

Family: Polemoniaceae

Status: Native

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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