Phlox nivalis ssp. texensis NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.As its name indicates, Texas trailing phlox has stems that spread horizontally, then vertically, to form a small shrub 10-30 cm tall. Leaves persist on the woody stems year-round and are more abundant on horizontal stems. Non-flowering stems have grooved, needle-like leaves, and flowering stems have narrowly teardrop shaped leaves.
ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.Phlox nivalis is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name trailing phlox. It is native to the southeastern United States. One subspecies of this plant, ssp. texensis, the Texas trailing phlox or Texan phlox, is a rare plant federally listed as an endangered species of the United States. It is endemic to Texas, where there are fewer than 20 populations in three counties. At one time it was thought to be extinct. It was rediscovered in 1972.
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