OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox maculata ssp. maculata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Phlox maculata ssp. maculata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Phlox maculata var. maculata

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phlox maculata

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Meadow Phlox


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image of Phlox maculata ssp. maculata, Northern Meadow Phlox

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_maculata_2

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Stamens equaling or exceeding the corolla tube. Flowering in early summer, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox maculata ssp. maculata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Phlox maculata ssp. maculata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Phlox maculata var. maculata

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phlox maculata

 

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2804

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Habitat: Moist forests and openings, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink/Lavender/White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 stamens just inside the rim of corolla tube
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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