A thanks to first-time contributor Gary Nored (aka AnEyeForTexas@Flickr) for today’s photograph of Ipomopsis havardii. Gary shared this image via the Botany Photo of the Day Flickr Pool. Gary has another photograph of the species here: Ipomopsis havardii. Much appreciated!
Havard’s ipomopsis is endemic to a small area of the Chihuahuan Desert. This species is only found in southwest Texas and the state of Chihuahua in northwest Mexico. A.M. Powell’s Trees & Shrubs of the Trans-Pecos and Adjacent Areas describes this subshrub / herbaceous perennial as occurring at elevations of 750m (2500 ft.) to 1200m (4000 ft.), on “slopes of desertic mountains and hills”.
About 30 species of Ipomopsis are recognized, all in the New World. The genus has a disjunct distribution of western North America, southeast USA and southern South America.