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Spreading Phlox

Natural History

Spreading Phlox is a member of the Phlox Family. It is a ground hugging plant that grows to 4 inches in height on plateaus and canyon rims at elevations between 6000 - 9000 feet. Leaves are green and stiff with hairy clusters and the leaf base.

The Spreading Phlox is most often seen growing in distinct clumps or mats.

The plant blooms between February - May and forms white to pink flowers with 5 rounded lobes (though if you look closely in the photo at right you'll see one non-conformer with 6).

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