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Phlox glabriflora (Rio grande phlox)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Phlox glabriflora

Phlox glabriflora (Brand) Whitehouse

Rio Grande Phlox

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)


USDA Symbol: PHGL5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas


Use Ornamental: Showy, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-insects
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds
Maintenance: Fertilize in spring with rose food, Prevent complete soil dryness, Remove spent blossoms


Bibref 766 - Dale Groom's Texas Gardening Guide (2002) Groom, D.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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