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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Phlox andicola E. Nels.
Moss phlox, Plains phlox, Prairie phlox
USDA Symbol: PHAN4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Upright stems and needlelike leaves. Grows very densely in favorable spots. Older plants become procumbent. 3/4 white, or faintly bluish, star-shaped flowers cover the plant.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
CO , KS , MT , ND , NE , SD , WY Native Distribution:
S.e. MT to s.w. ND, s. to e. CO & n.w. KS Native Habitat:
Western plains; prairies USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, sandy or gravelly soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff