Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2804

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

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

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partial shade ...Moist

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phlox maculata var. maculata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Meadow Phlox