Phlox longifolia (Longleaf Phlox)
Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox)

Phlox longifolia is the only pink phlox growing on the plains. Leaves are about one inch long, which is longer than most other phlox species and is reflected in the name P. longifolia. Plants have relatively few blooms compared to the mat-forming Phlox sp. such as Phlox andicola. Longleaf Phlox also grows in western Colorado.

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