Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1063

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in dry to mesic woodlands & forests, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink/Lavender (rarely white)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phlox pilosa   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox pilosa +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-006:
Phlox pilosa   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Phlox