Phlox alyssifolia

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Alyssum-leaved phlox
Phlox alyssifolia NPS-1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Phlox
Species: P. alyssifolia
Binomial name
Phlox alyssifolia
Greene

Phlox alyssifolia, or alyssum-leaved phlox, is a flowering plant in the genus Phlox. It is native to central North America.

Range and habitat[edit]

Alyssum-leaved phlox is native to the grasslands of Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. Its range also extends into the prairie provinces of Canada. Its preferred habitat is dry grassland.

Description[edit]

Alyssum-leaved phlox grows many tough, tufted branches that only reach 2 to 4 inches in height. The flowers are borne on the branch tips in May. The five-petaled flowers are white, sometimes tinted pale pink or purple.

References[edit]

Native Wildflowers of the North Dakota Grasslands: Alyssum-leaved Phlox (Phlox alyssifolia), United States Geological Survey, 3 Aug 2006, retrieved 2007-05-09 

PLANTS profile for Phlox Alyssifolium (alyssumleaf phlox), retrieved 2007-05-09