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Phlox  pulvinata (Wherry) Cronquist   
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FamilyPOLEMONIACEAE
Genus species var.Phlox  pulvinata (Wherry) Cronquist 
SynonymsPhlox caespitosa ssp. pulvinata Wherry (basionym)
 Phlox caespitosa ssp. platyphylla Wherry
 Phlox sibirica ssp. pulvinata (Wherry) W.A.Weber
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.South-Central U.S.A.
rocky slopes
Altitudemontane-alpine
Description taproot, leaves crowded, rigid, 5-12mm, glabrous to glandular, flowers solitary, sessile, terminal, corolla tube 9-13mm long, limb 10-14mm across
Size5-10cm
Colorpale blue, white
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-18°C
cuttings in spring and late summer
BibliographyHitchcock, C.L.: Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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