OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 20 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: (4/24/22) Phlox drummondii var. peregrina   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Phlox drummondii ssp. drummondii   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox drummondii 159-01-001   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Habitat: Dry sandy soils of roadsides, fields, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native: Texas (occurring eastwards as an escape from horticultural use)

 


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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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Dry and exposed rock outcrops, rocky flood-scoured riversides, dry woodlands over a wide variety of rocks, shale barrens

Rare south of VA

Native to Georgia & North Carolina Mountains

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox, Wild Blue Phlox

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Phlox divaricata var. divaricata   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox divaricata ssp. divaricata   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox divaricata 159-01-004   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Habitat: Moist deciduous forests in circumneutral soils

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in NC-SC

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Western Blue Phlox

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Phlox divaricata var. laphamii   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Habitat: Rich, moist soils of forests and open woodlands

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

Native to Georgia, naturalized in NC

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Dry woodlands and forests, roadbanks, longleaf pine 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Moist forests

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in SC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Moist forests, woodlands, woodland borders, and barrens

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Phlox, Thick-leaf Phlox, Giant Phlox

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Phlox carolina   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Phlox carolina ssp. carolina   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox carolina 159-01-009   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) Phlox glaberrima   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Phlox glaberrima ssp. glaberrima   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phlox glaberrima ssp. glaberrima 159-01-010   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Habitat: Wet forests and woodlands, especially bottomlands

Common in Carolina Mountains & Piedmont, rare in NC Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

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

 

Habitat: 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Moist forests, particularly over mafic or calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox, Fall Phlox, Tall Phlox

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Streambanks, moist forests, woodlands, and woodland borders

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to parts of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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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

 

Habitat: Cliffs, rock outcrops, dry rocky or sandy sites

Native north and west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Swordleaf Phlox, Shale-barren Phlox

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Phlox buckleyi   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlox buckleyi   FAMILY: Polemoniaceae

 

Habitat: 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

 

Habitat: Moist, nutrient-rich forests, such as bottomlands and rich slopes

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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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

 

Habitat: Calcareous fens, swamps, and streambanks

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

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, sand rims of Carolina bays, dolomitic glades and woodlands, dunes, dry sandy and rocky woodlands and openings, roadbanks, disturbed areas

Rare (uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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