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 ovata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox latifolia   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-01-008:
Phlox ovata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phlox ovata

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox


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image of Phlox ovata, Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox

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

        

image of Phlox ovata, Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_phlox_latifolia_0228

May    Catawba County    NC

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

image of Phlox ovata, Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox

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, Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox

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, Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox

Keith Bradley    kab_phlox_latifolia_1840

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Phlox ovata, Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox

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, Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox

Keith Bradley    kab_phlox_latifolia_1843

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox latifolia   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-01-008:
Phlox ovata   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phlox ovata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3312

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in NC Mountains & Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Moist forests, woodlands, woodland borders, and barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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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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