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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Phlox longifolia Nutt.
Long-leaf phlox, Longleaf phlox
USDA Symbol: phlo2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A somewhat woody perennial with a dwarf, compactly branched habit. The plant is usually not taller than 6 in. and is densely leafy. Oppositely arranged leaves are smooth and linear, up to 3 in. long. Pink or white, sweetly scented flowers occur in loose clusters. Slender stems often grow in dense clumps and have bright pink, pale lilac, or chalky white flowers in loose clusters.
Phloxes are beautiful and popular wildflowers found in nearly all western habitats. The most spectacular have densely clumped stems which, when in bloom, are completely hidden under a hemisphere of pink, white, or pale lilac.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun
AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY Canada: BC Native Distribution:
S. B.C. to MT, s., e. of the Cascades, to s. CA & NM Native Habitat:
Dry slopes; open, rocky areas; dry plains USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff