Phlox drummondii ssp. mcallisteri
Phlox drummondii Hook. ssp. mcallisteri (Whitehouse) Wherry
Mcallister's Phlox, Drummond Phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Synonym(s): Phlox drummondii ssp. mcallisterii, Phlox drummondii var. mcallisteri, Phlox drummondii var. mcallisterii
USDA Symbol: PHDRM2
The species 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 CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Usually with a whitish eye in the center set off by a slender rayed star slightly darker than the color of the petal.
DistributionUSA: OK , TX
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Woodlands' edge, Opening, Open woodlands
BenefitUse Ornamental: Color, Blooms ornamental, Easily grown
Use Wildlife: Nectar-insects
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Maintenance: Prevent complete soil dryness
BibliographyBibref 766 - Dale Groom's Texas Gardening Guide (2002) Groom, D.
Bibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 765 - McMillen's Texas Gardening: Wildflowers (1998) Howard, D.
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Phlox drummondii ssp. mcallisteri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phlox drummondii ssp. mcallisteri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phlox drummondii ssp. mcallisteri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-22
Research By: TWC Staff