Phlox alyssifolia (Blue Phlox) - photos and description

Phlox alyssifolia

Phlox alyssifolia

Phlox alyssifolia

Phlox alyssifolia

Phlox alyssifolia

Phlox alyssifolia

General: Plants prostrate from a woody caudex. Stems pubescent with long hairs.

Flowers: Flowers few, solitary, terminal are pale lavender to white. We measured flowers at 2 cm in diameter.

Leaves: Leaves are oblong to linear, 6 to 15 mm in length, with sharp tips. Leaves with a few long hairs on margin and top surface.

Height: We measured flowering stems to 9 cm tall.

Habitat: Dry benchland and clay hills in southern Saskatchewan.

Abundance: Rare, listed as an S2 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken May 31st on steep clay hills in the Big Muddy, about 200 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.