Calflora
Taxon  Report   10117    
Microsteris gracilis  (Hook.) Greene
Slender phlox
Microsteris gracilis
© 2010 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Microsteris gracilis
© 2016 Jim Moore
Microsteris gracilis
© 2009 Lynn Watson
Microsteris gracilis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Microsteris gracilis
© 2016 Jim Moore
Family: POLEMONIACEAE  
Genus: Microsteris
Communities: 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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Microsteris gracilis ssp. humilior
ICPN: Microsteris gracilis var. humilior
ICPN: Phlox gracilis
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More information about  Microsteris gracilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (MIGR)

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: Dec 17, 2018).