Thursday, April 25, 2019

Phlox diffusa (Spreading Phlox)

7/9/16 Hwy. 108 (Sonora Pass Hwy.) at 9,400' elevation, 
Stanislaus National Forest, Tuolumne County


COMMON NAME: Spreading Phlox

SPECIES: Phlox diffusa

FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Pea Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/9/2016

LOCATION: Hwy. 108 (Sonora Pass Hwy.) at 9,400' elevation, Stanislaus National Forest, Tuolumne County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Plant +- matted, +- glabrous to hairy, not glandular. 

Stem: decumbent. 

Leaf: 10--15 mm, lance-linear or +- awl-like, not sharp-tipped, generally +- glabrous except base white-woolly. 

Inflorescence:terminal; flowers 1; pedicel short. 

Flower: calyx 8--10 mm, hairy, membrane generally not keeled; corolla white to pink or +- blue, tube 9--13 mm. 

Ecology: Dry, open areas; 

Elevation: 1100--3600 m. 

Distribution Outside California: western North America. 

Flowering Time: May--Aug 

Jepson eFlora Author: Carolyn J. Ferguson, Suzanne C. Strakosh & Robert Patterson

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