NAZ Flora: A Photographic, Annotated Catalog of Northern Arizona Vascular Plants, published by Mindbird Maps & Books


Phlox Family

Allophyllum gilioides (=Gilia gilioides).  DENSE FALSE GILYFLOWER.  Annual.  Reported from Yavapai County, 3000-5000 feet [McD].

Collomia grandiflora.  GRAND COLLOMIA.  Annual.  North Rim of Grand Canyon in Coconino County, ca. 8000 feet [McD].

Collomia linearis.  TINY TRUMPET.  Annual.  Kaibab Plateau to Oak Creek Canyon, Coconino County; White Mountains of Apache County at 6500-9500 feet [McD].

Eriastrum diffusum.  MINIATURE WOOLLYSTAR.  Annual.  Throughout region, 1000-5500 feet [McD].

Eriastrum eremicum.  DESERT WOOLLYSTAR.  Annual.  Mohave, Yavapai, and Coconino counties mostly below 5000 feet [McD].

Gilia clokeyi.  CLOKEY'S GILIA.  Annual.  Reported from Mohave and Navajo counties [McD].

Gilia filiformis.  YELLOW GILIA.  Annual.  Reported from Mohave County at 1000-2000 feet [McD].

Gilia flavocincta.  LESSER YELLOWTHROAT GILIA.  Annual.  Mohave County and southern Yavapai County, 3500-4500 feet [McD, who misspells it "flavoformis" in the description, but cites it correctly in the key].

Gilia hutchinsifolia.  DESERT PALE GILIA.  Annual.  Probably in Wupatki National Monument, Coconino County; and Betatakin Canyon in Navajo County [McD].

Gilia latifolia.  BROADLEAF GILIA.  Annual.  Reported from Mohave County at 2000 feet or lower [McD].

Gilia leptomeria.  SAND GILIA.  Annual.  Found in the more northern parts of Mohave, Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties, 4000-6000 feet [McD].

Gilia ophthalmoides.  EYED GILIA.  Annual.  Reported from pinyon-juniper areas of northern Arizona "without definite locations" [McD].

Gilia rigidula ssp. acerosa (=Gilia rigidula var. acerosa).  BLUEBOWLS.  Subshrub.  Found in Navajo and Apache counties, 4500-6500 feet [McD].

Gilia scopulorum.  ROCK GILIA.  Annual.  Mohave, Yavapai, and Coconino counties at 2500 feet or lower [McD].

Gilia sinuata.  ROSY GILIA.  Annual.  Throughout region below 6000 feet [McD].

Gilia subnuda (=Gilia subnuda ssp. superba).  CORAL GILIA.  Biennial or perennial.  Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties, 5000-8000 feet [McD].

Gilia transmontana.  TRANSMONTANE GILIA.  Annual.  Extreme northwestern part of Mohave County [McD].  Kingman in central Mohave County, at 3500 feet [LD].

Ipomopsis aggregata (=Gilia aggregata).  SKYROCKET.  SCARLET GILIA.  Perennial.  Throughout region at 5000-8500 feet [McD].

Ipomopsis gunnisonii (=Gilia gunnisonii).  SANDDUNE IPOMOPSIS.  Annual.  Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties, 3600-7000 feet [McD].

Ipomopsis longiflora (=Gilia longiflora).  FLAXFLOWERED IPOMOPSIS.  BLUE TRUMPETS.  Annual or biennial.  Throughout region at 4000-9000 feet [McD].

Ipomopsis multiflora (=Gilia multiflora).  MANYFLOWERED IPOMOPSIS.  Perennial.  Throughout region at 4000-9000 feet [McD].

Ipomopsis polyantha (=Gilia polyantha var. whitingii).  PAGOSA IPOMOPSIS.  Perennial.  Coconino County, 6500-9500 feet [McD].

Ipomopsis polycladon (=Gilia polycladon).  MANYBRANCHED IPOMOPSIS.  Annual.  Reported from Mohave, Coconino, and Navajo counties, 2000-5000 feet [McD].

Ipomopsis pumila (=Gilia pumila).  DWARF IPOMOPSIS.  Annual.  Navajo and Apache counties, 4000-6500 feet [McD].

Langloisia setosissima.  GREAT BASIN LANGLOISIA.  Annual.  Mohave and western Coconino counties, usually below 3500 feet, but sometimes up to 5000 feet [McD].

Leptodactylon pungens.  GRANITE PRICKLY PHLOX.  Subshrub.  Coconino and Navajo counties, 5500-8000 feet [McD].

Linanthus aureus.  GOLDEN LINANTHUS.  Annual.  Throughout region at 2000-6000 feet [McD].

Linanthus bigelovii.  BIGELOW'S LINANTHUS.  Annual.  Reported in Mohave and Coconino counties at 3500 feet [McD].

Linanthus demissus.  DESERTSNOW.  Annual.  Found in Mohave and Coconino counties, 2000 feet and lower [McD].

Linanthus dichotomus.  EVENING SNOW.  Annual.  Reported in eastern Mohave County, 1000-3500 feet [McD].

Linanthus filiformis.  YELLOW GILIA.  Annual.  Toroweap Valley, Vulcan's Throne, and Boulder Wash, all in western Grand Canyon in Mohave County; Kwagunt Creek in Coconino County [CAN-7(1)].

Linanthus nuttallii (=Linanthastrum nuttallii).  NUTTALL'S LINANTHUS.  Subshrub.  Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties, 5500-8000 feet [McD].

Loeseliastrum schottii (=Langloisia schottii).  SCHOTT'S CALICO.  Annual.  Reported from Mohave County at 2000 feet or lower [McD].

Navarretia breweri.  BREWER'S NAVARRETIA.  Annual.  Near "Mt. Trumbell [sic] in Coconino County" [should this be Mt. Trumbull in Mohave County?] at 5900 feet; reported from Navajo Mountain in Coconino County at ca. 8000 feet [McD].

Navarretia intertexta ssp. propinqua (=Navarretia propinqua).  Annual.  Yavapai, Coconino, and Navajo counties at 7500 feet [McD].

Navarretia leucocephala ssp. minima (=Navarretia minima).  LEAST NAVARRETIA.  Annual.  Reported near Williams, Coconino County at ca. 7000 feet [McD].

Phlox amabilis.  ARIZONA PHLOX.  Perennial.  Yavapai and southern Coconino counties, ca. 3000-3500 feet [McD].  South Rim near Desert View Campground, Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County (an area ca. 7400 feet in elevation) [CAN-7(1)].

Phlox austromontana.  MOUNTAIN PHLOX.  Subshrub.  Throughout region at 3900-8500 feet [McD].

Phlox cluteana.  NAVAJO MOUNTAIN PHLOX.  NAVAJO PHLOX.  Perennial.  Reported from Navajo Mountain in Coconino County and Keet Seel in Navajo County; found in Lukachukai Mountains in Apache County; 6000-10,000 feet [McD].  Northern Mohave County: Black Rock Mountain; northeastern corner of Coconino County: Navajo Mountain; northern Apache County: northern Chuska Mountains; 6000-10,400 feet [ARPC].

Phlox diffusa ssp. subcarnata (the subspecific name is misspelled "subincarnata" in McD).  SPREADING PHLOX.  Subshrub.  Northern Coconino and Apache counties, 6000-9000 feet [McD].

Phlox gracilis (=Microsteris gracilis).  SLENDER PHLOX.  Annual.  Throughout region at 3000-7000 feet [McD].

Phlox griseola.  GRAYLEAF PHLOX.  Perennial.  Reported from northwestern corner of Mohave County at 4000 feet [McD].

Phlox hoodii.  SPINY PHLOX.  Perennial.  Reported from northwestern corner of Mohave County at 4000 feet [McD; it seems suspicious that the range, habitat, and blooming period he gives for this species is identical to the preceding: confused transcription of notes?].

Phlox longifolia (=Phlox stansburyi).  LONGLEAF PHLOX.  COLD-DESERT PHLOX.  Subshrub or perennial.  Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties, 4000-7500 feet [McD, including P. stansburyi].

Phlox longifolia ssp. brevifolia (=Phlox grayi).  LONGLEAF PHLOX.  Subshrub.  Reported from northern Coconino and Navajo counties, and from the White Mountains of Apache County at 3000-9000 feet [McD].

Phlox speciosa ssp. woodhousei (=Phlox woodhousei).  Subshrub.  Throughout region at 3500-8000 feet [McD].

Polemonium foliosissimum. TOWERING JACOB'S-LADDER.  Perennial.  Coconino and Apache counties, 5000-10,000 feet [McD].

Polemonium foliosissimum var. alpinum (=Polemonium foliosissimum ssp. albiflorum).  ALPINE JACOB'S-LADDER.  Perennial.  Southern Coconino County, Oak Creek Canyon (especially in its West Fork) [McD].

Polemonium foliosissimum var. flavum (=Polemonium filicinum; Polemonium flavum).  YELLOW JACOB'S-LADDER.  Perennial.  Reported from "Buck Springs" [McD's quotations; he thought the existence of the location itself was questionable] in Coconino County; reported from White Mountains of Apache County, 7500-9500 feet [McD].

Polemonium pulcherrimum ssp. delicatum (=Polemonium delicatum).  JACOB'S-LADDER.  Perennial.  Found in Coconino and Navajo counties; reported from Baldy Peak, Apache County; 5500-11,000 feet [McD].

Polemonium viscosum.  STICKY POLEMONIUM.  STICKY SKYPILOT.  SKY PILOT.  Perennial.  San Francisco Mountain of Coconino County, 9000-12,000 feet [McD].

This page last revised 30 April 2011.

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