7/6/05 McGee Creek Canyon Trail, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA
7/6/05 McGee Creek Canyon Trail
COMMON NAME: Cold Desert Phlox
FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Stem openly branched from base, generally growing up through shrubs
Leaf 1–3 cm, linear-lanceolate, > internodes, glandular-hairy to long-soft-hairy
Inflorescence: flowers few; peduncles 5–25 mm
Flower 8–12 mm; calyx glandular-hairy, membrane generally keeled; corolla pink to white, tube 12–33 mm; style nearly = corolla tube
Ecology: Dry areas in sagebrush scrub, pinyon/juniper woodland
Elevation: 1700–3000 m.
Bioregional distribution: East of Sierra Nevada, Desert Mountains
Distribution outside California: to Utah, New Mexico
Flowering time: Apr–Jun
Synonyms: P. longifolia Nutt. var. puberula E.E. Nelson; P. viridis E.E. Nelson subsp. compacta (Brand) Wherry
Horticultural information: TRY; DFCLT.