Phlox hoodii subsp. canescens (Torr. & A. Gray) Wherry
Family: Polemoniaceae
carpet phlox
[Phlox canescens Torr. & Gray,  more]
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Tony Frates  
PLANT: Compact, matted perennial with many decumbent stems; stems 2-5 cm tall, the internodes obscured by the leaves, densely pubescent to woolly. LEAVES: linear, firm, thick, green, subulate, 6-10(-12) mm long, 1-2 mm wide, the margins and midrib often thick, glabrous to densely cobwebby woolly below. INFLORESCENCE: flowers solitary, sessile to subsessile. FLOWERS: calyx 5-9 mm long, the membranes flat or wrinkled, the lobe margins glabrous, glandular or woolly; corolla white to light lavender, the tube 8-12 mm long, the lobes 4-7 mm long, obtuse; stamens inserted on the upper tube; stigma located among the stamens. NOTES: Gravelly soils, rocky slopes and ledges, coniferous woodland: Apache, Coconino, Navajo cos.; 1950-2700 m (6400-8800 ft); Apr- May(Aug); WA s to CA and AZ. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.
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Tony Frates  
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