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

Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox

Phlox caespitosa

Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida

Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of tufted phlox as seen from slopes above Wilson Creek, a BLM site about 10 miles southwest of Wilbur, WA in central Washington.........April 30, 2007.

Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida)
The photo above shows a close-up of the flower and upper stem leaves of tufted phlox as seen from slopes above Wilson Creek, a BLM site about 10 miles southwest of Wilbur, WA in central Washington.........April 30, 2007. Note that the corolla tube has been slit so the stamens may be viewed.

Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida) - Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida)

Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida) - Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida)

Tufted phlox as seen from slopes atop Bickleton Ridge in the Bickleton Ridge Unit of the Klickitat Wildlife Area.........May 7, 2017.


Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida) - Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida)

Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida)

The 3 photos above show close-up of the flower and upper stem leaves as well as a nice "tuft" of tufted phlox as seen from slopes above Wilson Creek, a BLM site about 10 miles southwest of Wilbur, WA in central Washington..........April 30, 2007.

Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida) - Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida)

Two photos of tufted phlox as seen from slopes above Wilson Creek, a BLM site several miles south of US Highway 2 in central Washington.........June 25, 2006. Note the sharp tips to each of the leaves.

Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida)

Tufted phlox observed on balds at Brooks Memorial State Park off US 97 near Satus Pass.......May 13, 2019.

Tufted Phlox, Clumped Phlox, Clustered Phlox, Douglas' Phlox: Phlox caespitosa (Synonyms: Phlox cespitosa, Phlox douglasii ssp. douglasii, Phlox douglasii ssp. rigida, Phlox rigida)

Tufted phlox blooming on scablands at the Bickleton Ridge Unit of the Klickitat Wildlife Area.........April 20, 2018.

Paul Slichter