Phlox latifolia Michx.
Wideflower Phlox, Mountain Phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Synonym(s): Phlox ovata
USDA Symbol: phla13
4-6 in. tall, mountain phlox has clear pink to rose-colored single flowers on upright stems. It is almost an evergreen creeper with reclining branches and usually only 3 pairs of leaves per stem.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , GA , IN , KY , MA , MD , NC , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Distribution: Mts. from PA to SC & TN; also w. of mts. in OH
Native Habitat: Moist, open woods & thickets in the mts.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Description: Slightly acid, humus-rich soil.
Conditions Comments: A good ground cover for shady areas. Likes to creep along leaf mulch.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Phlox latifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phlox latifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phlox latifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2016-07-08
Research By: TWC Staff