Phlox andicola (Prairie Phlox)
Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox)

Phlox andicola grows on dry sites on the plains. The tips of the leaves are sharp to the touch. Phlox sibirica looks similar but grows only in alpine environments.

Vegetation zone:  Plains
Time of bloom:  April - June
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers