Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 19 taxa in the family Polemoniaceae, Phlox family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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speaker icon Common Name: Annual Phlox, Drummond Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox drummondii   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Phlox drummondii ssp. drummondii   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox drummondii 159-01-001   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in dry sandy soils of roadsides, fields, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native: Texas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pineland Phlox, Trailing Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Phlox nivalis +   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
PLANTS National Database: Phlox nivalis +   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox nivalis + 159-01-002   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it . Ssp. nivalis occurs in sandhills, other dry woodlands; ssp. heintzii on rock outcrops, thin soils of rocky woodlands; both on roadbanks

Common, uncommon, or rare - depending on subspecies and physiographic province

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink, "Thrift"
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox subulata   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Phlox subulata +   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox subulata 159-01-003   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it on dry & exposed rock outcrops, rocky flood-scoured riversides, dry woodlands over a wide variety of rocks, shale barrens

Rare south of VA

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox, Wild Blue Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox divaricata   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Phlox divaricata +   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox divaricata 159-01-004   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in moist deciduous forests in circumneutral soils

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox amoena   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox amoena ssp. amoena   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox amoena 159-01-005   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands & forests, roadbanks, sandhills

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Downy Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Phlox pilosa ssp. pilosa   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox pilosa ssp. pilosa   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox pilosa 159-01-006   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in dry to mesic woodlands and forests, roadbanks

Common in NC-SC (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Creeping Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox stolonifera   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox stolonifera   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox stolonifera 159-01-007   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox ovata   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox latifolia   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox ovata 159-01-008   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, woodlands, woodland borders, and barrens

Common (rare south of NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Phlox, Thick-leaf Phlox, Giant Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox carolina   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Phlox carolina +   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox carolina 159-01-009   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, woodland borders, barrens

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Smooth Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox glaberrima   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Phlox glaberrima +   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox glaberrima + 159-01-010   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in wet forests and woodlands, esp bottomlands

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, uncommon in NC, rare in NC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Leafy Meadow Phlox, Wild Sweet William
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Phlox maculata ssp. pyramidalis   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox maculata ssp. pyramidalis   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox maculata ssp. pyramidalis 159-01-011   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests and openings

Uncommon in Mountains & NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northern Meadow Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Phlox maculata ssp. maculata   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox maculata ssp. maculata   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests and openings

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Broadleaf Phlox, Largeleaf Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox amplifolia   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox amplifolia   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox amplifolia 159-01-012   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, particularly over mafic rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox, Fall Phlox, Smooth Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox paniculata   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox paniculata   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox paniculata 159-01-013   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it on streambanks, in moist forests, woodlands & woodland borders

Common (rare in Coastal Plain & Piedmont south of VA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Phlox bifida, Cleft Phlox, Sand Phlox need picture of leaf or frond of Phlox bifida, Cleft Phlox, Sand Phlox need picture of flower of Phlox bifida, Cleft Phlox, Sand Phlox need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Phlox bifida, Cleft Phlox, Sand Phlox need picture of fruit of Phlox bifida, Cleft Phlox, Sand Phlox
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Common Name: Cleft Phlox, Sand Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phlox bifida   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Phlox bifida ssp. bifida   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it on cliffs, rock outcrops, dry rocky or sandy sites

Rare

Native north and west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Swordleaf Phlox, Shale-barren Phlox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phlox buckleyi   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox buckleyi   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in shale woodlands and woodland edges, shaley roadbanks

Rare

Native north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spreading Jacob's Ladder, Creeping Jacob's-ladder, Greek Valerian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polemonium reptans var. reptans   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polemonium reptans var. reptans   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polemonium reptans 159-02-001   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in moist, nutrient-rich forests, such as bottomlands & rich slopes

Uncommon (rare in GA, NC)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


drawing of Polemonium vanbruntiae, Appalachian Jacob's Ladder need picture of leaf or frond of Polemonium vanbruntiae, Appalachian Jacob's Ladder need picture of flower of Polemonium vanbruntiae, Appalachian Jacob's Ladder need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Polemonium vanbruntiae, Appalachian Jacob's Ladder need picture of fruit of Polemonium vanbruntiae, Appalachian Jacob's Ladder
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speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Jacob's Ladder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polemonium vanbruntiae   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polemonium vanbruntiae   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in calcareous fens, swamps, and streambanks

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Standing-cypress, Spanish-larkspur
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ipomopsis rubra   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipomopsis rubra 159-03-001   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, sand rims of Carolina bays, dolomitic glades and woodlands, dunes, roadbanks, disturbed areas. Spread from cultivation into Piedmont & Mountains of GA & NC

Rare (uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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"Whoever the men were who designed the geographical biscuit cutter which sliced out the Old North State, they succeeded so well botanically that one might think of them as possessed with less political sense than vegetational acumen." — B.W. Wells, The Natural Gardens of North Carolina