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. 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.
References: Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
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 and montane. Open areas, shrublands.
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.
References: Descr. excerpts from Montana Field Guide and "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams.
Colorado Status
Native



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