Missoula Phlox

(Phlox missoulensis)

galery

Description

Allied and similar to-P.-douglasii-but more compact, low cushion-forming and with linear to narrowly lanceolate 1.5-2.5cm long leaves. Flowers always solitary and a little larger, in shades of glowing lavender and pink, fragrant, spring. Northern Rocky Mountains on gravelly slopes amongst low scrub and grasses. A potentially desirable rock garden species, initially responding well to careful cultivation.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:Ericales
Family:Polemoniaceae
Genus:Phlox
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