Polemoniaceae
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