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