Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1066

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare south of VA

Look for it on dry & 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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full sun ...Dry

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox subulata +   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-003:
Phlox subulata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink