Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Phlox divaricata L. subsp. laphamii (A.W.Wood) Wherry image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

David Lee

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Mark Mittelstadt

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Robert Bierman

Janice Stiefel
Family Polemoniaceae
Phlox divaricata L. subsp. laphamii (A.W.Wood) Wherry
blue phlox, forest phlox, wild blue phlox, wild sweet-William, woodland phlox
Phlox: from the Greek phlox, "flame," ancient name of Lychnis of the Caryophyllaceae
divaricata: Latin for "divergent" or "spreading" strongly
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-20" tall forb
Flower: pale purple to blue (occasionally white), 5-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, funnel-shaped, stalked, lobes not notched, tube narrow; inflorescence a loosely-branched, glandular-hairy cluster (cyme); blooms April-June
Leaf:mostly opposite, not divided, oblong with a blunt end, 1"-2" long
Habitat: moderate moisture to moist; woods, forests, cliffs; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Phlox divaricata L. var. laphamii A.W.Wood

         
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