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Cushion Phlox - Phlox pulvinata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Taprooted, mat-forming. Stems ascending, 1–6 cm, glandular-pubescent. Leaves stiff, linear, 5–12 mm long, ciliate, glandular-pubescent. Flowers solitary, sessile; calyx glandular-villous, 5–8 mm long with flat intercostal membranes; corolla white to blue, the tube 9–13 mm long, lobes 4–7 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 and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 22

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Habitat
Fellfields, turf, rock outcrops; subalpine, alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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