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


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image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phlox_amoena_4

March        

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

Bobbie L Holt    blh1055_a

April    Anderson County    SC

Carolina Wild Native Plant Nursery

Stamens shorter than the corolla tube (thus included), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm090403_001

April    Oconee County    SC

Leaves elliptic or linear, less than 1/4" wide, rather blunt at the apex, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm090403_003

April    Oconee County    SC

Its cymes are compact, and flowers are on very short pedicels, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm100427_064

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm100427_069

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm110417_920

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Corollas subtended by stiff hairy 3/8" sepals and conspicuous floral bracts, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm110417_922

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Calyx 7-10mm long, lobes linear-lanceolate, subaristate, stiff, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm110417_924

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

The stamens are not visible at the opening of the corolla tube, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm190416_7462

April    Greenville County    SC