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Phlox latifolia

Phlox latifolia Michx.

wideflower phlox

Synonym(s): Phlox ovata
Phlox latifolia (Wideflower Phlox)
Image ID: 20360
Image by: Peterson, Jennifer
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: PHLA13
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phlox latifolia
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-12-04

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: PHLOX
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Phlox
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Phlox
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 70 species, herbs (and creeping subshrubs), of temperate North America (with 1 species in ne. Asia).
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GENUS REFERENCES: Wherry (1955)=Z; Levin (1966)=Y; Ferguson, Kråmer, & Jansen (1999); Wilken in Kubitzki (2004). Key based on C and Z.

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: POLEMO
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Polemoniaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Jacob's-ladder Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of 18 genera and 350-380 species, herbs, vines, and shrubs (rarely trees), mainly of temperate North America, but extending into tropical America and also in Eurasia.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Wilson (1960a); Grant (1997); Grant (1998); Prather, Ferguson, & Jansen (2000); Wilken in Kubitzki (2004).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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HEIGHT: 4-6 inches

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

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FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
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BLOOM COLOR: Pink to rose-colored flowers
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Mountain phlox has clear to pink sometimes rose colored flowers on upright stems. Typically found in open woods and thickets in the mountains, this plant is not often offered for sale. It is good as a groundcover due to its low growing habit as it creeps along the ground over leaf litter.

Bloom Table Text: Mountain phlox has clear to pink sometimes rose colored flowers on upright stems. Typically found in open woods and thickets in the mountains, this plant is not often offered for sale. It is good as a groundcover due to its low growing habit as it creeps along the ground over leaf litter.

NCBG Location: Education Center Landscape, Totten Center Landscape

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 6
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 8
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WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
256 2011-0098 2011-05-04 259 View
5790 1995-0916 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
259 HORT NCBG staff View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
605 256 36 NCBG staff 2011-04-19 View
606 256 37 NCBG staff 2011-04-19 View
607 256 44 NCBG staff 2011-05-10 View
8304 5790 204 NCBG staff 1993-01-01 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: PHLA13
USDA Common Name: Wideflower Phlox
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, GA, IN, KY, MA, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

WEAKLEY FLORA

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Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Polemoniaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Jacob's-ladder Family)
SUMMARY: A family of 18 genera and 350-380 species, herbs, vines, and shrubs (rarely trees), mainly of temperate North America, but extending into tropical America and also in Eurasia.
REFERENCE: Wilson (1960a); Grant (1997); Grant (1998); Prather, Ferguson, & Jansen (2000); Wilken in Kubitzki (2004).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Phlox L. (Phlox)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 70 species, herbs (and creeping subshrubs), of temperate North America (with 1 species in ne. Asia).
REFERENCE: Wherry (1955)=Z; Levin (1966)=Y; Ferguson, Kråmer, & Jansen (1999); Wilken in Kubitzki (2004). Key based on C and Z.

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Phlox latifolia in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Phlox latifolia in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Phlox latifolia in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Phlox latifolia in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Phlox latifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phlox latifolia

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 20360
ID IMAGE2: 7381
ID IMAGE3: 29951

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