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Narrow Tube Ipomopsis
Ipomopsis tenuituba
About Narrow Tube Ipomopsis (Ipomopsis tenuituba) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ipomopsis tenuituba is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name slendertube skyrocket, or slendertube ipomopsis. It is native to much of the western United States from California to Colorado, where it is found on rocky mountain slopes. This is a perennial herb producing an erect stem with widely spaced leaves, each 3 to 6 centimeters long and with many narrow, fingerlike lobes. The inflorescences toward the top of the stem each hold three to seven flowers. The flower is very pale to medium pink, sometimes with white streaks, or solid white. It is a tube 2 to 5 centimeters long, opening into a corolla of five twisting, pointed, ribbonlike lobes. The stamens and style do not protrude far from the mouth of the flower, if at all. While it is a perennial plant, it dies after its first flowering.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Gravelly or rocky slopes

Annual Precipitation: 5.0" - 66.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.41" - 2.61", Coldest Month: 23.0" - 46.4", Hottest Month: 43.8" - 76.3", Humidity: 1.29" - 30.39", Elevation: 1320" - 10709"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Slendertube Ipomopsis, Slendertube Skyrocket

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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