|Scientific Name||Phlox drummondii ssp. mcallisteri||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PHDRM2|
|Common Name||McAllister's Phlox||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||845307|
|Family||Polemoniaceae (Phlox)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description|| Habitat: Sandy, open ground; native to North Central Texas.
Plant: Low, upright annual 4 to 20 inches tall; stems and leaves covered with long, soft, hairs; may be sparsely glandular.
Leaves: Narrow leaves oblong-ovate or oblong-lanceolate, 3/8 to 2-3/4 inches long and up to 1/2 to almost 3/4 inches wide; opposite below becoming alternate, sessile to clasping.
Inflorescence: Numerous flowers up to 1-inch across in congested clusters with 5 lavender or purplish petals and pale or white eye with possible narrow-rayed purple star in the center.
Bloom Period: April and May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Corell and Johnston and "Shinners & Mahler’s Flora of North Central Texas" by Diggs, Lipscomb and O’Kennon.
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