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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 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
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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


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


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


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

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