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Phlox maculata (Wild sweetwilliam)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Phlox maculata

Wild sweetwilliam, Phlox, Meadow phlox, Wild sweet William

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

USDA Symbol: phma4

USDA Native Status:


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Native Habitat: wet meadows, stream banks, thickets

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Clay, Loam

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From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store


* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-10-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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