Phlox species

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Scientific Name Phlox condensata USDA PLANTS Symbol PHCO11
Common Name Alpine Phlox, Dwarf Phlox ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 504314
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine (11000 to 14000 ft); tundra, gravelly slopes, rocky areas.
Plant: Mat-forming perennial with multiple, short stems about 1 inch tall.
Leaves: Lanceolate about 3/16-inch long with short coarse hairs.
Inflorescence: Small, single flowers about 1/4-inch across, 5 broad white, pale pink or bluish petals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native
Scientific Name Phlox multiflora USDA PLANTS Symbol PHMU3
Common Name Rocky Mountain Phlox, Many-flowered Phlox ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 30964
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6000 to 10500); open areas in sagebrush meadows, shrublands and woodlands.
Plant: Loosely mat-forming perennial, stems prostrate to ascending, multiple stems from taproot 1 to 5 inches tall.
Leaves: Linear, lanceolate-linear 1/2 to 1-1/4 inch long, smooth edges.
Inflorescence: One to three flowers per stem, 1/2 to about 1 inch across with 5 broad white petals.
Bloom Period: April to July.
References: Montana Field Guide, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native



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