Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1055

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in dry woodlands & forests, roadbanks, sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phlox amoena   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox amoena ssp. amoena   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-005:
Phlox amoena   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox