Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ipomopsis aggregata (Scarlet Gilia)

 7/4/16 Seep off Rock Creek Road, Inyo National Forest,
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

8/16/04 Dirt road from resort to Lundy Trail, Lundy Canyon, 
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

 7/7/07 Sonora Pass Highway (Hwy. 108) between Soda Creek and Sonora Pass Historical Marker, Toiyabe National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Mono County, CA

7/7/07 Sonora Pass Highway (Hwy. 108) 

7/6/02 Mammoth Lakes Scenic Loop at Inyo Craters turnoff, 
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA


COMMON NAME: Scarlet Gilia

SPECIES: Ipomopsis aggregata

FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)


LOCATION: Mammoth Lakes Scenic Loop at Inyo Craters turnoff, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Perennial, dying after flowering once

Stem erect, glabrous or glandular, slightly hairy

Leaves: basal 3–5 cm, pinnately 9–11-lobed, withered at flower; cauline 5–7-lobed, glabrous to puberulent

Inflorescence 1-sided; clusters lateral, compact; flowers 1–7

Flower: calyx lobes deltate to acuminate; corolla tube 20–30 mm, salverform, generally red with yellow mottling in throat and bases of lobes, lobes acute to acuminate; stamens attached at different levels, exserted; style exerted

Ecology: Openings in scrub, woodlands

Elevation: 1100–3300 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, n&c High Sierra Nevada, Great Basin Floristic Province 

Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, Colorado, Mexico

8 subspp., subsp. aggregata in Rocky Mtns.

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