Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox glaberrima +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-010:
Phlox glaberrima +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Phlox