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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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phlox_amoena_4

March        

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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.

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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.

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm100427_064

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm100427_069

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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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

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

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.