Longleaf Phlox
Phlox longifolia  Nutt.

Longleaf Phlox is a perennial growing from an eventual taproot, but often branched and creeping below the ground. the five pedaled flowers are sweetly scented.  It is pale to dark pink. It is weak stemmed, are branched, a present a low cushion like profile. The leaves are numerous, opposite at the condensed nodes, narrow, and often sharp pointed.  The petals fuse to form a "trumpet" with a long, narrow tube and five flaring lobes. It is found in dry, open, often rocky places from the lowlands to the middle or occasionally higher levels in the mountains. It is found from April through July.  Wyeth reported finding the Longleaf Phlox in the valleys of the Rocky Mountains.

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