Phlox divaricata L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Phlox divaricata L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect or decumbent at base, 3–5 dm, with decumbent basal stolons; lvs lance-ovate to oblong, 3–5 cm, obtuse or acute but not sharp-pointed; infl a loosely branched, glandular- hairy cyme, the branches on distinct peduncles, the pedicels often 5–10 mm; cor usually pale blue-purple, varying to red-purple or white, 2–3 cm wide, the glabrous tube 1–2 cm; style short; 2n=14. Rich moist woods; nw. Vt. and adj. Que. to Minn., s. to Ga. and Tex. Apr.–June. Var. divaricata, with the cor-lobes notched at the tip, is eastern, ranging w. to Mich. and e. Ill. Var. laphamii A. W. Wood, with entire cor-lobes, is more western, but occasional plants in the range of one var. have the cor-lobes of the other.

  • Common Names