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Phlox hoodii Richards.
spiny phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)

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Included in IFBC Vol 4, but based on misidentifications of P. diffusa and P. caespitosa. It occurs east of our range in Alberta.

Author: Frank Lomer, Honorary Research Associate, University of British Columbia Herbarium


Ecological Framework for Phlox hoodii

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 820 1356 2360
Slope Gradient (%) 0 11 57
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
135 235 308
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
2 2 3
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: IDF(3), IMA(1), PP(1)

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Phlox canescens Torr. & A. Gray
Phlox hoodii subsp. canescens (Torr. & A. Gray) Wherry
Phlox hoodii var. canescens (Torr. & A. Gray) M. Peck

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