Taxon  Report   10117 
Microsteris gracilis  (Hook.) Greene
Slender phlox
Microsteris gracilis
© 2009 Lynn Watson
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Microsteris gracilis
© 2006 Laura Ann Eliassen
Microsteris gracilis
© 2009 Jorg Fleige
Microsteris gracilis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Microsteris gracilis
© 2010 James M. Andre
Genus: Microsteris
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
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ICPN: Microsteris gracilis ssp. humilior
ICPN: Microsteris gracilis var. humilior
ICPN: Phlox gracilis
ICPN: Microsteris gracilis ssp. gracilis
ICPN: Microsteris gracilis ssp. humilis
ICPN: Microsteris gracilis var. gracilis
ICPN: Phlox gracilis ssp. gracilis
ICPN: Phlox gracilis ssp. humilis
More information about  Microsteris gracilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 22, 2018).

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