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Phlox latifolia


Wideflower phlox, Mountain phlox


Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)



Phlox latifolia (Wideflower phlox)
Bloodworth, Stefan
4-6 in. tall, mountain phlox has clear pink to rose-colored single flowers on upright stems. It is almost an evergreen creeper with reclining branches and usually only 3 pairs of leaves per stem.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , GA , IN , KY , MD , MA , NC , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Distribution: Mts. from PA to SC & TN; also w. of mts. in OH
Native Habitat: Moist, open woods & thickets in the mts.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Description: Slightly acid, humus-rich soil.
Conditions Comments: A good ground cover for shady areas. Likes to creep along leaf mulch.

Last Update: 2010-04-19