OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Phlox stolonifera   FAMILY Polemoniaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox stolonifera   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-01-007:
Phlox stolonifera   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phlox stolonifera

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Phlox


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image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phst3_001_lvd

        

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

Betsy George    bmg_040222_6423

April    Greenville County    SC

Stamens equalling or exceeding the corolla tube (thus in part exserted), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

Betsy George    bmg_040222_6424

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

Betsy George    bmg_040222_6426

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

Betsy George    bmg_040222_6429

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm090412_230

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Anthers & style show at the end of corolla tube, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm140418_132

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The "creeping" is done by stolons, hence the species name, per Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers.

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm200403_3476

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm200403_3486

April    Greenville County    SC

Calyx 9-11mm long, lobes lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm200403_3488

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm200403_3489

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm200411_3715

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm220427_7341

April    Greenville County    SC

Cymes are loose & open, few flowered & glandular pubescent, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm0505h_35

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Stem leaves mostly obovate to spatulate, occasionally widely lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm220701_8788

July    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Phlox stolonifera   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox stolonifera   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-01-007:
Phlox stolonifera   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phlox stolonifera

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1065

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in SC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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