Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Phlox at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Phlox pilosa var. pilosa
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_phlox_pilosa_2
Taller than P. amoena (to 2'), and with a loosely branched inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_phlox_pilosa_2b
Anthers remain inside the flower tube and are not visible upon flowering, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_phlox_pilosa_2c
Can be confused with P. amoena, but that lacks hairs on the corolla, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_phlox_pilosa_2d
Calyx lobes subulate [awn-shaped], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.