Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1060

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in SC Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist forests & openings, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/Lavender/White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 stamens just inside the rim of corolla tube
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phlox maculata var. pyramidalis   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox maculata ssp. pyramidalis   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-011:
Phlox maculata ssp. pyramidalis   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Leafy Meadow Phlox, Wild Sweet William