Scientific Name: Phlox longifolia
Family Name: Polemoniaceae
Bloom Period: Late spring to early summer
Life Span: Perennial
Height: Up to 10-40 cm tall.
Habitat: Scattered and very common at low to mid elevations in arid central and southern parts of our region, in open rocky places and sagebrush slopes.
Leaf Description: Long and narrow, joined into pairs at stem.
Flower and Petal Description: Showy, pink to white, fragrant. Tubular corolla with stamens unequally inserted in tube. In leafy clusters at the end of stems.
Stem Description: Long and slender
Fruit Description: Capsules.
Medicinal Uses: Native Americans steeped the whole plant in hot water to treat anemic children.
This flower is non-native to the area.