Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Garden Phlox at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox, Fall Phlox, Smooth Phlox
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Terry Holdsclaw tdh_phlox_paniculata
August Catawba County NC
A stout erect plant up to 6' high, with a large compound, pubescent panicle, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common (rare in Coastal Plain & Piedmont south of VA)
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 exserted stamens
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- All About South Carolina Wildflowers p219
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South p163
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p158
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p248
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p370
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p075
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p204
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p241
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p133