Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Phlox bifida Beck subsp. bifida image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Family Polemoniaceae
Phlox bifida Beck subsp. bifida
cleft phlox, sand phlox, ten-point phlox
Phlox: from the Greek phlox, "flame," ancient name of Lychnis of the Caryophyllaceae
bifida: divided into 2 parts
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: matting perennial, 4"-12" tall forb
Flower: pale violet to white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, funnel-shaped, lobe tip notched 1/4-1/2 its length, tube narrow; inflorescence a branched cluster (cyme); blooms April-May
Leaf:mostly opposite, not divided; the main leaves 1/2"-1 1/2" long, stiff, sharp pointed
Habitat: dry; cliffs; in sandy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Phlox list Google- Images or Text
Phlox bifida Beck subsp. arkansana Marshall, pro parte
Phlox bifida Beck var. bifida
Phlox bifida Beck var. glandifera Wherry

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