Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1065

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont, rare in GA)

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox stolonifera   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-007:
Phlox stolonifera   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Phlox


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image of Phlox stolonifera

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

        

image of Phlox stolonifera

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm140418_137

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox stolonifera

JK Marlow    jkm140418_139

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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

image of Phlox stolonifera

JK Marlow    jkm140418_140

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox stolonifera

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

JK Marlow    jkm080504_041

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phlox stolonifera

JK Marlow    jkm080504_045

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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

image of Phlox stolonifera

JK Marlow    jkm080504_046

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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