OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phlox bifida   FAMILY Polemoniaceae


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox bifida ssp. bifida   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Phlox bifida ssp. stellaria

 

COMMON NAME:
Cleft Phlox, Sand Phlox


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image of Phlox bifida, Cleft Phlox, Sand Phlox

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phst13_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phlox bifida   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox bifida ssp. bifida   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Phlox bifida ssp. stellaria

 

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4259

Subshrub; Forb

Native north and west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it on cliffs, rock outcrops, dry rocky or sandy sites, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue, blue-violet, white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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