Polemoniaceae: Phlox Family — Collomia, Eriastrum & 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.