Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Phlox carolina Linnaeus. Carolina Phlox, Thick-leaf Phlox, Giant Phlox. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Forests, woodlands, woodland borders, barrens. Dist: VA, WV, IL and MO south to s. GA, Panhandle FL, s. AL, s. MS, se. LA and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = G, RAB, S, W; > Phlox carolina ssp. alta – K1, Wherry (1955); > Phlox carolina ssp. angusta – Il, K1, Tx, Wherry (1955); > Phlox carolina ssp. carolina – K1, Wherry (1955); > Phlox carolina ssp. turritella – K1, Wherry (1955); > Phlox carolina var. angusta – Ward (2012a); > Phlox carolina var. carolina – Ward (2012a); < Phlox glaberrima – C, Fl5, K4, WH3; < Phlox glaberrima ssp. interior – K3, Mo3

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image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware
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