Taxon  Report   6443    
Phlox pulvinata  (Wherry) Cronquist
Carpet phlox,  Cushion phlox, Pulvinate phlox
Phlox pulvinata
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Phlox pulvinata, 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 pulvinata
© Gerald and Buff Corsi 2000 California Academy of Sciences
Genus: Phlox
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phlox caespitosa ssp. platyphylla
PLANTS: Phlox sibirica ssp. pulvinata
ICPN + PLANTS: Phlox caespitosa ssp. pulvinata
More information about  Phlox pulvinata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Nov 16, 2018).

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