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Granite Mtn - Tr 308 - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Phlox speciosa - Woodhouse's phlox

Synonyms: Phlox woodhousei
Other Common Names: showy phlox
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Polemoniaceae

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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Hairy stem
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: An erect perennial herb with a shrubby base, 1 to 4 stems growing from a deep seated rhizome. Bright pink flowers in loose clusters at tip of stem.
Height: 6 inches


Habitat Description: Open sites, shrubland, coniferous forest and woodland.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 3500 - 8000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Pink     Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Apr - Sep
Description: Blooms both spring and autumn. Flower lobes are always notched; corolla tube is about twice as long as the calyx.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: No     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Shiny, stiff and thick.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

No Fruit or seed notes

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