The Santa Fe phlox (Phlox nana) belongs to Polemoniaceae (the Phlox family). It is a perennial herb that is native to Arizona, New Mexico and Texas in the United States. This herb grows on roadsides, disturbed areas, desert grasslands and scrubs, and up to a height of 10-25 cm. It can be loose, or form dense rounded mounds. The leaves are opposite, linear to lanceolate, with glandular-hairy and entire margin. The dark to light pink or white flowers bloom from April to September. The flowers have a white star-shaped throat. The stamens are barely visible in throat.