Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3311

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in moist forests, particularly over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 included stamens
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 amplifolia   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox amplifolia   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-012:
Phlox amplifolia   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Phlox


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image of Phlox amplifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phlox_amplifolia_4

July        

Broad open inflorescence w glandular hairy bracts and glabrous corolla tube, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Phlox amplifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phlox_amplifolia_7

July        

image of Phlox amplifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phlox_amplifolia_7b

July        

Lateral veins readily apparent, joining to form a vein parallel to leaf margin, per Weakley's Flora.