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Carpet Phlox - Phlox caespitosa
Other Names:  Phlox rigida, Phlox douglasii

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Taprooted, mat-forming. Stems ascending to erect, 4–12 cm, glandular-puberulent. Leaves stiff, linear, 5–10 mm long, spine-tipped, sparsely glandular-puberulent, often with axillary fascicles. Flowers solitary; calyx sparsely villous, glandular, 5–10 mm long with flat intercostal membranes; corolla white to blue, the tube 7–12 mm long, lobes 4–10 mm long; style 3–7 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, MT, south to OR and ID (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 14

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Habitat
Grasslands, open forest, sagebrush steppe, rock outcrops; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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