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Scientific Name: Lophospermum erubescens
Pronunciation: loe-foe-sper-mum er-yoo-BESS-kens
Common Name: creeping gloxinia
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Leaves pubescent with petioles up to 6.5 cm long that wrap around structures to climb, blades triangular to heart-shaped, most 5-10(-15) cm long by about 6 cm wide, margins toothed (each one may have a few smaller sharply pointed teeth); flowers with five petals, forming a tube about 5-6 cm long; fruit a round capsule.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Mexico
Hardiness Rating: Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
creeping gloxinia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Palmate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Deltoid, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink, Red, White, Purple
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: 'Great Cascade Wine Red' has wine red flowers

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Green, Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: round

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots, Tendrils, Twining petioles and eventually a woody caudex forms (a swollen, bulb-like structure at the base of the stem)

Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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