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Pagosa Skyrocket
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Pagosa Skyrocket
The Pagosa skyrocket’s dense clusters of white colored flowers with pink or purple spots make it an appealing flower for humans and pollinators alike. Pagosa skyrocket (Ipomopsis polyantha) is an extremely rare plant endemic to two populations on Mancos shale outcrops near the Town of Pagosa Springs in Archuleta County, Colorado. This member of the phlox family (Polemoniaceae) grows as a rosette for one to many years; then flowers, produces seeds, and dies in its final year of life. In June and July when the species is flowering, numerous bees and other insects can be seen visiting its clusters of white flowers with small purple spots. These pollinators are essential to the survival of the species and are comprised primarily of native ground-dwelling solitary bees. Pagosa skyrocket habitat is unique, being comprised of barren shales where conditions are harsh and difficult for growth. Credit: USFWS
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