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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Texas Plume   Ipomopsis rubra    
Phlox family — Polemoniaceae

Also known as:
Standing Cypress, Red Gilia, Indian Plume, Flameflower

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Standing cypress is more common in north-central Texas than in central and East Texas, but wherever it is found is provides a spectacular display of red and is a most striking and memorable wildflower. It particularly likes sandy soils of post oak belt, especially where a bit rocky. It is becoming common in nursery trade and is great for attracting hummingbirds. It blooms mostly in summer.

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Flowering Months: May, June, July, August, September

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