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Phlox speciosa ssp. occidentalis

Phlox speciosa Pursh ssp. occidentalis (Durand ex Torr.) Wherry

Showy Phlox

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Synonym(s): Phlox speciosa var. occidentalis

USDA Symbol: PHSPO

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

Showy phlox is a low, half-sprawling phlox, tending to become shrubby toward its base. Its leaves are narrow and leathery, and though this perennial is not particularly attractive out of flower, it is very showy in bloom. The flowers have pink, shallowly notched petals.

 

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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: Fresno & Sonoma Cos., CA, n. to s. B.C. & irregularly e. to w. MT
Native Habitat: Pine woods and sagebrush plains; rocky hillsides; wooded slopes

Propagation

Description: Use divisions or stratified seed for propagation.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stratify.
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Phlox speciosa ssp. occidentalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phlox speciosa ssp. occidentalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phlox speciosa ssp. occidentalis

Metadata

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

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