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


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image of Phlox maculata var. pyramidalis

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_17

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Stamens equaling or exceeding the corolla tube. Flowering in late summer, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Phlox maculata var. pyramidalis

JK Marlow    jkm070702_102

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

In SC it's found only in Oconee County, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phlox maculata var. pyramidalis

JK Marlow    jkm070702_107

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Leaves linear-lanceolate to lanceolate or narrowly oblong, 2-5" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Phlox maculata var. pyramidalis

JK Marlow    jkm070702_109

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

image of Phlox maculata var. pyramidalis

JK Marlow    jkm070702_113

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Leaves paired, mostly lance-shaped. Stems usually spotted with red dots, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.