Part of Polmoniaceae family
Grows in rocky mountaneous areas
ID by Ken Owen (Channel Islands Restoration) and Steve Junak (Santa Barbara Botanic Garden)
Polemonium viscosum and Phlox condensata
while climbing Wheeler Peak, at summit
elevation 13,065 feet (3,982 m)
Great Basin National Park, Nevada
Phlox condensata is a species of phlox known by the common name dwarf phlox. It is native to the western United States including eastern California, Nevada, and Colorado, where it grows in rocky, mountainous areas. It is a very compact mat-forming perennial herb growing in patches often less than a centimeter tall. The toothlike lance-shaped leaves are no more than half a centimeter long and lined with stiff hairs. The inflorescence is a solitary tubular flower...