Phlox roemeriana Scheele
Goldeneye phlox, Golden-eye Phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
USDA Symbol: phro3
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Height 3-5 inches.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
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: yes
PropagationCommercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: Prevent complete soil dryness, Fertilize in spring with rose food
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0047 Collected May 4, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0170 Collected Mar. 10, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1324 Collected 2010-05-18 in Comal County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 766 - Dale Groom's Texas Gardening Guide (2002) Groom, D.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Phlox roemeriana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phlox roemeriana in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-07-29
Research By: TWC Staff