Flora of the Southeastern United States
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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

Syn: = Ar, F, G, S, Tn, Va, W; > Phlox carolina var. triflora – F; < Phlox glaberrima – C, Fl5, K4, WH3; > Phlox glaberrima ssp. glaberrima – K1, K3, RAB, Wherry (1955); > Phlox glaberrima ssp. interior – Il, K1, K3, Mo3, Wherry (1955); > Phlox glaberrima ssp. triflora – K1, K3, RAB, Wherry (1955); > Phlox glaberrima var. interior – F

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