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Marcus, Joseph A.
Phlox roemeriana Scheele
Goldeneye phlox, Golden-eye Phlox
USDA Symbol: PHRO3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Goldeneye phlox has 5 pink to purple petals united to form a tube that is slightly shorter than the length of the corolla lobes. The petals open out almost flat and have a conspicuous yellow eye bordered by white. It grows 3-5 inches tall, with narrow leaves alternately arranged on the stem.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Fruit Type: Capsule Size Notes:
Height 3-5 inches. Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: TX Native Habitat: Endemic
on the Edwards Plateau and in the adjacent High Plains of Texas in rocky dry soils. Well-drained limestone.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Clay Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Perennial
garden Conspicuous Flowers:
PropagationCommercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: Prevent complete soil dryness, Fertilize in spring with rose food
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:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0047
Collected May 4, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie MillsapsNPSOT 0170
Collected Mar. 10, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1324
Collected 2014-05-12 in Comal County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2011-07-29
Research By: TWC Staff