Phlox species

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Scientific Name Phlox cuspidata USDA PLANTS Symbol
PHCU2
Common Name Pointed Phlox ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
30929
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Prairies, grasslands, open oak woodlands; sandy or loamy soils; somewhat hairy.
Plant: Small annual, single or branched stems 2-1/2 to 6 inches tall.
Leaves: Lower leaves opposite, oblanceolate becoming alternate and elliptic to linear upward; up to 1-3/8 long and 1/3-inch wide; margins entire.
Inflorescence: Terminal clusters of a few flowers with 5 sharp-pointed petals, blue/purple to pink with faintly streaked pale eye; corolla tube somewhat hairy, some hairs glandular.
Bloom Period: February to May.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Corell and Johnston.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Phlox drummondii USDA PLANTS Symbol
PHDR
Common Name Drummond's Phlox ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
30898
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Low, upright annual 4 to 20 inches tall; narrow leaves 3/8 to 2-3/4 inches long, smooth edges; numerous flowers up to 1-inch across in congested clusters with 5 petals ranging from deep red to lavender, pink and white depending on subspecies. Descr. excerpt from "Wildlowers of Texas" by Ajilsvsgi Geyata. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Phlox mesoleuca USDA PLANTS Symbol
PHME2
Common Name Thread-leaf Phlox ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
30962
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Perennial with few slender decumbent, ascending or erect stems 6 to 12 inches long; leaf blades linear, somewhat grey-green, 2 to 3 inches long, the upper ones hairy; purple or pink flowers 1 inch or more across with pale center. Found in Big Bend National Park at higher elevations. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Phlox roemeriana USDA PLANTS Symbol
PHRO3
Common Name Golden-eye Phlox ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
504327
Family Polemoniaceae (Phlox) Texas A&M Reference
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Description Low-growing annual 3 to 5 inches tall, one or few branches; oblanceoate leaves with hairs on edges; 5-petal flowers 1 inch across, pink, lighter toward center and bright yellow "eye". Descr. excerpt from "Wildlowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist. Texas Status
Native
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