Phlox speciosa

Showy Phlox

Erect branched stems. Leaves opposite, linear, with pointed tip, few hairs and glands on top surface, smooth below. Flower head at top, loose, flowers solitary, with 1/2–2 in. stalks. Flowers pink or sometimes white, with lighter or darker central rings; tube about twice as long as deeply notched heart-shaped petals. Grows in open rocky soils, shrub-steppe, grasslands, lightly wooded areas, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--16 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: East Gorge, Siskiyous, Great Basin, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes