Polemoniaceae: Phlox Family — Collomia, Eriastrum and Microsteris
The beautiful flowers in the phlox family are mostly tubular. Instead of distinct petals, they have spreading lobes, fused to the tube at their base. They may be bell-shaped with gradually spreading lobes, or funnel-shaped, with a slender tube and abruptly spreading lobes. Typically, there are 5 lobes, with 5 stamens attached to the tube, and 3 stigmas on the pistil.