Phlox bifida  
Family: Polemoniaceae
cleft phlox, sand phlox, ten-point phlox
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Phlox: from the Greek phlox, "flame," ancient name of Lychnis of the Caryophyllaceae
Plants: matting perennial, 4"-12" tall forb
Leaves: mostly opposite, not divided; the main leaves 1/2"-1 1/2" long, stiff, sharp pointed
Flowers: pale violet to white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, funnel-shaped, lobe tip notched 1/4-1/2 its length, tube narrow; inflorescence a branched cluster (cyme); blooms April-May
Habitat: dry; cliffs; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Kim Karow  
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Merel R. Black  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Merel R. Black  
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