Scarlet Gilia

Genus Ipomopsis
Phlox Family (Polemoniaceae)

Scarlet Gilia or Skyrocket
(Ipomopsis aggregata)

These flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds or by insects with very long tongues, such as hawk moths.
The genus is named after Philipp Salvador Gil, a Spanish botanist.

Butterfield Canyon
Oquirrh Mountains
Salt Lake County, Utah


by Sandra Bray