Native Plant Society of Texas, Collin County Chapter

Plant of the Month, Standing Cypress, Ipomopsis rubra Plant Description Upcoming Events

Ipomopsis rubra

Standing Cypress, Texas Plume, Red Texas Star

Stiff, unbranched, 2-4′ stems of this sparsely leaved biennial can reach 6′.  Showy, red, tubular flowers, widely flaring at the rim are marked with orange or yellowish spots inside.

Flowers are arranged in a thick spike from the tip of the stem downward


Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Bloom Color: Red, Orange, Yellow
Bloom Time: May through July
Habitat: Dry, sandy or rocky fields, open woods, Central and East Texas
Size Notes: 3-6′
Light: Sun, Part Shade
Soil Moisture:  Dry
Fruit: Bluish white 2-3 mm


September 1 :  Annual Show and Tell

A slide show containing plant and garden photographs taken by members.




Chapter Info Useful Sites to Visit Upcoming Events
The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas, through education, outreach, and example. To this end, the Collin County Chapter holds monthly meetings January through October featuring speakers on topics related to native plants and habitats, sponsors donations for native plant demonstration gardens, plans field trips, and hosts native plant information tables at local outdoor events. Check out a list of Long-Blooming
Texas Natives at the Fragrant Garden Website:
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___________________________–Texas Aggi Horticulture Website
Learn everything about Texas   Horticulture

Click to visit the Texas Aggi Horticulture Website

–Native Plant Society of Texas
Click to visit the Native Plant Society of Texas Web Site

–Connemara Conservancy
Click to visit the Connemara Conservancy Web Site

–BRIT (Botanical Research Institute of Texas)
Click to visit the BRIT Web Site

–Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano
Plano Prairie Remnant in Danger
Click to Read Article

–Native Prairies Association of Texas
Click to view the Prairies Association of Texas’ Facebook page to learn how you can help save Deer Park!


October 29
Year-end Pot Luck
At Bill Woodside’s house.
5:00 pm — walk around Bill’s Property
6:00 pm — Start Eating


November 3-4

Native Plant Society’s Annual Symposium
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston Memborial University Museum
On the Campus of Sam Houston State University
Click to see information about the Symposium