Phlox ovata Linnaeus. Phen: May-Jun; Jul. Hab: Moist forests, woodlands, woodland borders, and barrens. Dist: PA to NC and ne. TN in the Appalachians; disjunct in OH and IN
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: See Locklear (2011) for a discussion of the nomenclatural issue involving P. ovata and P. latifolia.
Synonymy: = C, F, G, K3, K4, Mi, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV, Wherry (1955); = Phlox latifolia Michx. – K1, NE