[Phlox: The Genus Phlox East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Desert Phlox, Western Mountain Phlox

Phlox austromontana

Synonym: Phlox diffusa ssp. subcarinata

Desert Phlox, Western Mountain Phlox: Phlox austromontana (Synonym: Phlox diffusa ssp. subcarinata)

What might be western mountain phlox as seen on steep, rock garden slopes along the High Lake Trail, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness............July 17, 2013.

austromontana - austromontana - austromontana

Flower of austromontana - Leaves of austromontana - austromontana

What appears to be western mountain phlox as seen at about 7525' along the trail between the Table Rock South Trailhead and Bullrun Rock, Monument Rock Wilderness.........August 2, 2011.

Desert Phlox, Western Mountain Phlox: Phlox austromontana (Synonym: Phlox diffusa ssp. subcarinata)

Western mountain phlox as seen along Trail #201A between the Trails End Trailhead and the junction with the Pine Creek Trail #201, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.......August 3, 2011.

Paul Slichter