Taxon  Report   6444    
Phlox speciosa  Pursh
Showy phlox
Phlox speciosa
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
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Phlox speciosa
© 2015 John Doyen
Phlox speciosa
© 2014 Debra L. Cook
Phlox speciosa, 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 speciosa
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Phlox
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Sagebrush Scrub

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Phlox speciosa ssp. nitida
ICPN: Phlox speciosa ssp. occidentalis
More information about  Phlox speciosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).