Phlox subulata L.
Family: Polemoniaceae
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Janice Stiefel  
Etymology: Phlox: from the Greek phlox, "flame," ancient name of Lychnis of the Caryophyllaceae
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall forb, with many branches
Leaves: many, crowded, mostly opposite, not divided; main leaves less than 1/2" long, sharp pointed
Flowers: rose-pink to white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, funnel-shaped, lobe tip notched up to 1/4 its length; inflorescence a few-flowered, branched cluster (cyme); blooms May
Habitat: ledges; in sandy, gravelly soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Janice Stiefel  
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Robert Bierman  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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