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Phlox latifolia (Wideflower phlox)
Cressler, Alan

Phlox latifolia

Phlox latifolia Michx.

Wideflower Phlox, Mountain Phlox

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Synonym(s): Phlox ovata

USDA Symbol: phla13

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: 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 Conditions

Light 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 Directory

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

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2016-07-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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