Spreading Phlox ( Phlox diffusa ) is a perennial shrub with small needle like leaves. This is a small white flowering plant which prefers alpine, sub-alpine environments and rocky or sandy soil. This is a low growing plant which is commonly only two to eight inches tall.
Commonly found high in the mountain and distributed in the western United States and Canada. The five petaled flowers range from a clean white color to lavender or pink. The blooms are typically visible from May to August.