Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Phlox subulata L. image
Photographer: Janice Stiefel           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Robert Bierman

Janice Stiefel
Family Polemoniaceae
Phlox subulata L.
moss phlox, moss-pink
Phlox: from the Greek phlox, "flame," ancient name of Lychnis of the Caryophyllaceae
subulata: awl-shaped
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall forb, with many branches
Flower: rose-pink to white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, funnel-shaped, lobe tip notched up to 1/4 its length; inflorescence a few-flowered, branched cluster (cyme); blooms May
Leaf:many, crowded, mostly opposite, not divided; main leaves less than 1/2" long, sharp pointed
Habitat: ledges; in sandy, gravelly soil

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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