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Phlox nana (Santa fe phlox)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Phlox nana

Phlox nana Nutt.

Santa Fe Phlox, White-eyed Phlox, Canyon Phlox

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)


USDA Symbol: PHNA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Santa Fe phlox varies in stature from year to year, depending on weather condition, but is never any taller than 1 ft. Its small, narrow leaves are very sticky. Trumpet-shaped flowers occur in sparse clusters and range in color from purple to pink, white, or rarely yellow. Flowers often have a conspicuous, white eye.

Similar to Phlox mesoleuca. Flowers occur throughout the plant's growing season, which will vary from one year to the next depending on the weather.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


Native Distribution: W. TX to s.e. AZ & adjacent n. Mex.
Native Habitat: Canyons; mesas; rocky, desert slopes

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-02-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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