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Phlox stansburyi (Cold-desert phlox)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Phlox stansburyi

Phlox stansburyi (Torr.) A. Heller

Cold-desert Phlox

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PHST11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The subwoody stems branch and rebranch to form clumps less than 4-8 in. high which are covered with white to rose flowers in bloom. Gray-green leaves are narrow but not needle-like.

 

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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: E. slope of Sierras from Mono & Inyo Cos., CA to s.w. CO, s. to AZ & NM
Native Habitat: Gravelly, sagebrush or pinyon-juniper slopes & washes

Propagation

Description: Sow stratified seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stratify.
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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