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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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm090404_222

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

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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

JK Marlow    jkm160421_343

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox divaricata

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

JK Marlow    jkm170414_626

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox divaricata

JK Marlow    jkm170414_627

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox divaricata

JK Marlow    jkm170414_628

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox divaricata

JK Marlow    jkm170414_629

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox divaricata

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

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phlox_divaricata_3

April