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Moss phlox - Phlox muscoides
Other Names:  Phlox bryoides, Phlox hoodii ssp. muscoides


Global Rank: G5T4T5
State Rank: S4?

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General Description
Taprooted, cushion-forming. Stems ascending to erect, 1–3 cm, tangled-villous. Leaves closely overlapping, stiff, lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, tangled-villous, white-margined. Flowers solitary; calyx wooly-villous, 3–6 mm long with flat intercostal membranes; corolla white to bluish, the tube 4–10 mm long, lobes 2–4 mm long; style 2–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
OR to MT south to NV, UT, CO and NE (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 88

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Habitat
Often gravelly, calcareous soil of rock outcrops, exposed ridges and slopes in sagebrush steppe, grasslands, open forest; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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