Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1056

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & NC)

Look for it in forests, woodlands, woodland borders, barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox carolina +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-009:
Phlox carolina   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Phlox glaberrima

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Phlox , Thick-leaf Phlox, Giant Phlox