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Phlox latifolia Michx.
Wideflower phlox, Mountain phlox
Synonyms: Phlox ovata
USDA Symbol: PHLA13
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun
AL , GA , IN , KY , MA , MD , 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. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Description: Slightly acid, humus-rich soil.
Conditions Comments: A good ground cover for shady areas. Likes to creep along leaf mulch.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Hinton, WV
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Record Modified: 2010-04-19
Research By: TWC Staff