(Alpine Phlox)

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Phlox condensata, Black Powder Pass, Summit Co. 0214

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Phlox condensata, Black Powder Pass, Summit Co. 0218

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Phlox condensata, Bald Mountain, Summit Co. 6532

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Phlox condensata, Blue Lakes Trail, Ouray Co. 5507

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Phlox condensata, Black Powder Pass, Summit Co. 0226

Scientific Name Phlox condensata USDA PLANTS Symbol PHCO11
Common Name Alpine Phlox, Dwarf Phlox ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 504314
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine (11000 to 14000 ft); tundra, gravelly slopes, rocky areas.
Plant: Mat-forming perennial with multiple, short stems about 1 inch tall.
Leaves: Lanceolate about 3/16-inch long with short coarse hairs.
Inflorescence: Small, single flowers about 1/4-inch across, 5 broad white, pale pink or bluish petals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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