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Navarretia saximontana

Navarretia saximontana S.C. Spencer

Rocky Mountain Pincushion-plant, Rocky Mountain Navarretia

Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)


USDA Symbol: NASA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Pale blue to almost white.


USA: AZ , CO , ID , MT , ND , UT , WY
Canada: AB , SK
Native Habitat: Margins of shallow ponds, lakes, plains, valleys.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 65 - Montana Field Guides - Plants (2020) State of Montana
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Navarretia saximontana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Navarretia saximontana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Navarretia saximontana


Record Modified: 2021-06-24
Research By: CBR

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