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Phlox maculata (Wild sweetwilliam)
Cressler, Alan

Phlox maculata

Phlox maculata L.

Wild Sweetwilliam, Phlox, Meadow Phlox, Wild Sweet William

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)


USDA Symbol: phma4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Native Habitat: wet meadows, stream banks, thickets

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Clay, Loam

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-03-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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