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Phlox glaberrima Linnaeus. Smooth Phlox. Phen: Apr-Jun; Jun-Jul. Hab: Wet forests and woodlands, especially bottomlands. Dist: MD, OH, IN, IL, WI, and MO south to Panhandle FL, LA, and OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, F, G, S, Tn, Va, W; > Phlox carolina L. var. triflora (Michx.) Wherry – F; < Phlox glaberrima L. – C, Fl5, K4, WH3; > Phlox glaberrima L. ssp. glaberrima – K1, K3, RAB, Wherry (1955); > Phlox glaberrima L. ssp. interior (Wherry) Wherry – Il, K1, K3, Wherry (1955); > Phlox glaberrima L. ssp. triflora (Michx.) Wherry – K1, K3, RAB, Wherry (1955); > Phlox glaberrima L. var. interior Wherry – F; > Phlox glaerrima var. glaberrima – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 6

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Phlox glaberrima ssp. triflora, Coosa Valley Prairies, Floyd County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷


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