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Phlox roemeriana (Goldeneye phlox)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Phlox roemeriana

Phlox roemeriana Scheele

Goldeneye Phlox, Golden-eye Phlox

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)


USDA Symbol: PHRO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Height 3-5 inches.

Bloom Information

Bloom 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 Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Clay Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy.


Use Ornamental: Perennial garden
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Commercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: Prevent complete soil dryness, Fertilize in spring with rose food

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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 0170 Collected Mar. 10, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
NPSOT 0047 Collected May 4, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1324 Collected 2010-05-18 in Comal County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 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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From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1993 VOL. 10, NO.6 - Saving Trees and Plants at New Center Site a Big Job, Director's Report, Wildflo...

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-02-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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