Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1057

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist deciduous forests in circumneutral soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Bluish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox divaricata +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-004:
Phlox divaricata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox


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image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4947

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

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

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm090404_222

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm160421_342

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fragrant clusters of lavender-blue flowers, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm160421_343

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm160421_345

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaves in widely spaced pairs, ovate-lanceolate to oblong, 1.2-2", per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm170414_626

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm170414_627

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm170414_628

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm170414_629

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_divaricata

April        

Calyx 7-11mm long, lobes linear, mucronate, equaling or exceeding tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phlox_divaricata

April        

Flowers are light blue-violet, not pinkish-purplish like other Phlox species, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Phlox divaricata, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Blue Woodland Phlox

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phlox_divaricata_3

April