Phlox glaberrima L. var. interior Wherry - Marsh Phlox


 

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Phlox glaberrima - (image 1 of 7)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Polemoniaceae

Habitat

Moist prairies. Wet, calcareous meadows. Occasional in drier prairies.

Associates

 

Distribution

MD to southern WI, south to SC, GA, AL, and AK. This variety is found primarily in the Midwest.

Morphology

Herbaceous perennial. Leaves opposite, linear to linear-lanceolate, more than 5 times longer than broad, glabrous. Flowers pale pink or lavender, in broad corymbose inflorescences about as broad as long. Stems erect, glabrous.

Notes

Flowers mid June to early September.

Wetland indicator: Facultative Wetland -

A very attractive species, especially blooming in combination with Pycnanthemum virginianum and Spiraea alba.

 

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.

The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 

USDA, NRCS. 2002. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov).
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

 

 


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