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Phlox nivalis (Trailing phlox)
Cressler, Alan

Phlox nivalis

Phlox nivalis Lodd. ex Sweet

Trailing Phlox

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis), found in sandy pine or oak barrens from Virginia south to Florida and west to Texas, has unnotched petals.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , FL , GA , MI , NC , SC , TX , UT , VA

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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