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Phlox andicola (Moss phlox)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Phlox andicola

Phlox andicola E.E. Nelson

Moss phlox, Plains phlox, Prairie phlox

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)


USDA Symbol: PHAN4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, sandy or gravelly soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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