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Phlox drummondii ssp. drummondii (Annual phlox)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Phlox drummondii ssp. drummondii

Phlox drummondii Hook. ssp. drummondii

Annual Phlox

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Synonym(s): Phlox drummondii var. peregrina, Phlox goldsmithii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)

The species and subspecies name of this plant is named for Thomas Drummond, (ca. 1790-1835), naturalist, born in Scotland, around 1790. In 1830 he made a trip to America to collect specimens from the western and southern United States. In March, 1833, he arrived at Velasco, Texas to begin his collecting work in that area. He spent twenty-one months working the area between Galveston Island and the Edwards Plateau, especially along the Brazos, Colorado, and Guadalupe rivers. His collections were the first made in Texas that were extensively distributed among the museums and scientific institutions of the world. He collected 750 species of plants and 150 specimens of birds. Drummond had hoped to make a complete botanical survey of Texas, but he died in Havana, Cuba, in 1835, while making a collecting tour of that island.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , CT , FL , GA , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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