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Phlox ovata Linnaeus. Mountain Phlox, Appalachian Phlox, Allegheny Phlox. 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

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