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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Phlox subulata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox subulata +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-01-003:
Phlox subulata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phlox brittonii

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink, "Thrift"


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image of Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink, "Thrift"

JK Marlow    jkm200322_3313

March    Polk County    NC

In cultivation

Flowers can be rose, pink, blue, or white, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink, "Thrift"

JK Marlow    jkm200322_3317

March    Polk County    NC

In cultivation

image of Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink, "Thrift"

JK Marlow    jkm200322_3319

March    Polk County    NC

In cultivation

Rose-magenta to white, flower lobes indented at the tips (not cleft), per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink, "Thrift"

JK Marlow    jkm200322_3323

March    Polk County    NC

In cultivation

image of Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink, "Thrift"

JK Marlow    jkm200322_3326

March    Polk County    NC

In cultivation

On some plants the petal apex may be notched (concave) , per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink, "Thrift"

JK Marlow    jkm200322_3334

March    Polk County    NC

In cultivation

image of Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink, "Thrift"

JK Marlow    jkm200322_3336

March    Polk County    NC

In cultivation

Stamens exserted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Phlox subulata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox subulata +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-01-003:
Phlox subulata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phlox brittonii

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1066

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia & North Carolina Mountains

Rare south of VA

Habitat: Dry and exposed rock outcrops, rocky flood-scoured riversides, dry woodlands over a wide variety of rocks, shale barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink/ Pale blue-violet
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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