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Blue Phlox


Scientific Name     

Phlox diviaricata  L.

Family Name

Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

rich, moist woods, also found in drier sites

Plant Height:  

30-50 cm tall flowering stems; vegetative stems decumbent; plants rhizomatous

Flower Color:  

pink/lavender/purple/blue

Flower:  

perfect; complete; 5 lobed petals create tube before spreading into star shape; 1 cm wide; 5 stamens of unequal length

Inflorescence:  

compact cyme 

Fruit:  

capsule

Leaves:  

variable; opposite; simple; sessile; entire; lanceolate (tapering to point) to elliptic or narrowly oblong 

Bloom Time:  

April-June

Origins:  

native

Other:  

also known as Spring Phlox; divaricate means widely spreading ; most plants have pubescence on stems, leaves and pedicles