The Red Cyphomeris (Cyphomeris gypsophiloides) belongs to Nyctaginaceae (the Four o'clock family). It is a perennial herb that is native to New Mexico, Texas in the southwestern United States, and Sonora in the northwestern Mexico. This herb grows on rocky soils, washes, slopes, roadsides, and up to a height of 50-150 cm. The stems are erect to ascending. The leaves are broadly oblong-lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate to linear, glabrous, with entire margins. The deep pink to red-violet flowers, 7-10 mm across, bloom from mid summer to fall. The fruit is a capsule, opening by a circular slit at the top or by longitudinal valves.