Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Phlox pilosa L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

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Christopher Noll

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Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Polemoniaceae
Phlox pilosa L.
downy phlox, prairie phlox
Phlox: from the Greek phlox, "flame," ancient name of Lychnis of the Caryophyllaceae
pilosa: pilosus for "soft, hairy"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-24" tall forb
Flower: pink to pale purple, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, tubes usually more or less hairy, lobes not notched; inflorescence of loosely-branched cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-June
Leaf:mostly opposite, not divided, abruptly sharp-pointed, mostly linear to lance-like, 1"-3" long
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods, inland sands

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