(Rocky Mountain Phlox)

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Phlox multiflora, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 1649

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Phlox multiflora, Curecanti Needle Overlook, Gunnison Co. 8242

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Phlox multiflora, Hwy 131 near Toponas, Routt Co. 9986

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Phlox multiflora, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 1653

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Phlox multiflora, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 1643

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Phlox multiflora, Hwy 131 near Toponas, Routt Co. 9994

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Phlox multiflora, Hwy 131 near Toponas, Routt Co. 9996

Scientific Name Phlox multiflora USDA PLANTS Symbol PHMU3
Common Name Rocky Mountain Phlox, Many-flowered Phlox ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 30964
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6000 to 10500); open areas in sagebrush meadows, shrublands and woodlands.
Plant: Loosely mat-forming perennial, stems prostrate to ascending, multiple stems from taproot 1 to 5 inches tall.
Leaves: Linear, lanceolate-linear 1/2 to 1-1/4 inch long, smooth edges.
Inflorescence: One to three flowers per stem, 1/2 to about 1 inch across with 5 broad white petals.
Bloom Period: April to July.
References: Montana Field Guide, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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