Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1062

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain & Piedmont south of VA)

Look for it on streambanks, in moist forests, woodlands & woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink/Lavender/White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 exserted stamens
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 paniculata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox paniculata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-013:
Phlox paniculata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox, Fall Phlox, Smooth Phlox


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image of Phlox paniculata, Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox, Fall Phlox, Smooth Phlox

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phpa9_001_lvd

        

image of Phlox paniculata, Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox, Fall Phlox, Smooth Phlox

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_phpa9_004_lvd

        

image of Phlox paniculata, Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox, Fall Phlox, Smooth Phlox

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.