Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Phlox Linnaeus. Phlox.

Key to Phlox

A genus of about 70 species, herbs (and creeping subshrubs), of temperate North America (with 1 species in ne. Asia).

Key based on Wherry (1955) and other sources.

Ref: Ferguson, Krämer, & Jansen (1999); Levin (1966); Levin (1967); Turner (1998 [2000]); Ward (2012a); Wherry (1955); Wilken In Kubitzki et al. (2004). Show full citations.

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