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Phlox latifolia Michx.
Wideflower phlox, Mountain phlox
Synonym(s): Phlox ovata
USDA Symbol: PHLA13
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, WV Native Distribution:
Mts. from PA
& TN; also w. of mts. in OH Native Habitat:
Moist, open woods & thickets in the mts.
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
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Research By: TWC Staff