Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3312

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare south of NC)

Look for it in moist forests, woodlands, woodland borders, and barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 exserted 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 ovata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox latifolia   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-01-008:
Phlox ovata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox


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image of Phlox ovata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phov_001_lvd

        

image of Phlox ovata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_phlox_latifolia_0228

May    Catawba County    NC

Flowering shoots arise from decumbent stems, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Phlox ovata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_phlox_latifolia_0231

May    Catawba County    NC

Lateral veins not readily apparent, not forming a vein parallel to margin, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Phlox ovata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_phlox_latifolia_4837

May    Catawba County    NC

Style is long; anthers and style are visible at the apex of corolla tube, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Phlox ovata

Keith Bradley    kab_phlox_latifolia_1840

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Phlox ovata

Keith Bradley    kab_phlox_latifolia_1840b

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Calyx 8-11mm long, lobes lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phlox ovata

Keith Bradley    kab_phlox_latifolia_1843

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway