Calflora
Taxon  Report   6435    
Phlox diffusa  Benth.
Spreading phlox
Phlox diffusa
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phlox diffusa
© 2009 Keir Morse
Phlox diffusa
© 2010 Keir Morse
Phlox diffusa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Phlox diffusa
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Family: POLEMONIACEAE  
Genus: Phlox
Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Phlox diffusa ssp. diffusa
More information about  Phlox diffusa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHDI3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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