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Class: Ipomopsis, Gilia aggregata subsp. aggregata, aggregata
Sub Family: Polemoniaceae
Year: Biennial
Other Names: Foxfire, Polecat Plant, Scarlet Gilia
Colour: Bright scarlet
Height: 20 cm-1.3m (8"-3 1/2')
Each Flower: Long trumpet-shaped up to 2.5 cm (1") long, 2 cm (3/4") across; long, narrow tube opens out into 5 narrow, pointed, often white-mottled petals giving star effect; protruding just beyond petals are 5 yellowish stamens; calyx 7 mm (1/4") long with 5 narrow, pointed teeth; flower-stems may be over 1.3 cm (1/2") long with bracts on main stem
Leaves: May be up length of stem, lower ones 4 cm (1 1/2") long and dissected into several narrow, finger-like opposite leaflets which are downy on upper surfaces; leaves become progressively smaller up stem
Stems: Rigid, green and reddish towards base
Blooming Period: May - August
Habitat: Open, dry, gravelly banks and sparsely wooded areas and sagebrush country from low to higher elevations