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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Phlox amoena   FAMILY Polemoniaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox amoena ssp. amoena   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-01-005:
Phlox amoena   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phlox amoena

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox


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image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phlox_amoena_4

March        

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

Bobbie L Holt    blh1055_a

April    Anderson County    SC

Carolina Wild Native Plant Nursery

Stamens shorter than the corolla tube (thus included), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm090403_001

April    Oconee County    SC

Leaves elliptic or linear, less than 1/4" wide, rather blunt at the apex, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm090403_003

April    Oconee County    SC

Its cymes are compact, and flowers are on very short pedicels, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm110417_922

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Can be confused with P. pilosa, but differs from it by lacking hairs on the corolla, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm190416_7462

April    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm200415_3830

April    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm200415_3836

April    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm220419_7035

April    Pickens County    SC

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm220419_7036

April    Pickens County    SC

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm220427_7282

April    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

The stamens are not visible at the opening of the corolla tube, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm220427_7284

April    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Corollas subtended by stiff hairy 3/8" sepals and conspicuous floral bracts, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Phlox amoena, Hairy Phlox, Chalice Phlox

JK Marlow    jkm080503_014

May    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Phlox amoena   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phlox amoena ssp. amoena   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 159-01-005:
Phlox amoena   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Phlox amoena

 

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1055

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Dry woodlands and forests, roadbanks, longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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