Sunday, March 6, 2016

Phlox stansburyi (Cold Desert Phlox)

5/24/03 Mid Hills, Mojave National Preserve (East Mojave), San Bernardino County, CA

 5/24/03 Mid Hills

5/24/03 Mid Hills

 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

SPECIES: Phlox stansburyi

FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)


LOCATION: Mid Hills, Mojave National Preserve (East Mojave), San Bernardino County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):


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 

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