Skyrocket Gilia

Ipomopsis aggregata

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  • Skyrocket Gilia | Skyrocket Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata) in Grand Teton National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Skyrocket Gilia | Skyrocket Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata) in Grand Teton National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Skyrocket Gilia | Skyrocket Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata) in Grand Teton National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Skyrocket Gilia | Skyrocket Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata) in Grand Teton National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet Standing-Cypress, Skyrocket, Skunkflower

Order

Ericales

Family

Polemoniaceae

Size

3-6 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate

Blooming Season

Summer - Fall

Bloom Color

Red

Attracts

Hummingbirds, Bees

Medicinal uses for Skyrocket Gilia

Plateau Native American Tribes would boil Skyrocket Gilia into a tea to promote kidney health.

Skyrocket Gilia Habitat

Skyrocket Gilia or Scarlet Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata) is a common beautiful wildflower throughout the western United States. It's often found trailside on mountain slopes and foothills. It thrives with a little water, some shade and dry sandy soil.

Skyrocket Gilia Facts

Skyrocket Gilia or Scarlet Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata) is a beautiful wildflower. Its showy trumpet shaped bright red blooms are a favorite for hummingbirds and photographers alike. Its beauty comes at price, this wildflower gives off a faint skunk scent. For a great chance to see them in wild head to Yellowstone National Park.

Skyrocket Gilia Distribution



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