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Showy Phlox

Phlox speciosa



First Noted by Expedition
May 7, 1806, along the Clearwater River, Idaho.
 

Description
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.
 

Habitat
Pine woods and sagebrush plains; rocky hillsides; wooded slopes.
 

Range
Fresno and Sonoma Counties, California, north to southern British Columbia and irregularly east to western Montana.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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