Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Smooth Phlox at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
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Leaves firm, linear to narrowly lanceolate, narrowed to a tapering tip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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Anthers and style show at the end of the corolla tube, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.