OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox glaberrima +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-01-010:
Phlox glaberrima +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Phlox


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image of Phlox glaberrima, Smooth Phlox

Mike Strickland    mst061407_pglaberrima

June        

Leaves firm, linear to narrowly lanceolate, narrowed to a tapering tip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Phlox glaberrima, Smooth Phlox

Mike Strickland    mst061407b_pglaberrima

June        

Anthers and style show at the end of the corolla tube, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox glaberrima +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-01-010:
Phlox glaberrima +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

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1059

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, uncommon in NC, rare in NC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in wet forests and woodlands, esp bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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