Phlox alaskensis


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The genus of phloxes rank among the most favoured of alpine plants.  Phlox alaskensis is endemic to the northern reaches of Alaska and Yukon.  A showy, low, cushion plant, it has considerable variation in its colour and markings.  There is little need to look for other phloxes in this region.  Phlox richardsonii is found only in the extreme north where it is exceedingly rare though it might possibly be found in the northern Richardson mountains.  In contrast, Phlox hoodii is known to occur along the southern extent of the Dempster highway from which it, in one or another of its various forms, extends south throughout most of western North America.


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