Ipomopsis rubra (L.) Wherry
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad B-Forb

Ipomopsis rubra A. A. Reznicek

Native across the southern United States from Texas eastward; adventive northward usually as an escape from cultivation. Collected sporadically in Michigan since 1885 (Kent Co.) along roadsides and railroads, in fields, on sandy banks, and once on the Lake Huron shore.

This is an erect unbranched biennial with bright red salverform corollas, pollinated by hummingbirds. The leaves resemble those of Myriophyllum, though of course they are stiffer as well as never truly whorled nor aquatic.


Allegan County
Berrien County
Gratiot County
Kent County
Montcalm County
Oakland County
Sanilac County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 23, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2252.