|Spreading Phlox is a member of
the Phlox Family.
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).