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Phlox adsurgens Torr. ex A. Gray
Northern Phlox, Periwinkle Phlox, Woodland Phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
USDA Symbol: PHAD2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The slender stems of this small phlox may rise to 12 in., but have a tendency to lean over. The paired, opposite leaves are round to narrowly oval. Flowers vary from pale to bright pink and occur in open clusters.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: N. CA & w. OR
Native Habitat: Open, wooded slopes from 1500-6000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Rich soils.
PropagationDescription: Sow stratified seed or make division.
Seed Treatment: Stratify.
Commercially Avail: yes
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Phlox adsurgens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phlox adsurgens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phlox adsurgens
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-22
Research By: TWC Staff