|Scientific Name||Phlox drummondii ssp. wilcoxiana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PHDRW|
|Common Name||Wilcox's Phlox||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||30903|
|Description|| Habitat: Sandy, open ground; native to southeast Texas.
Plant: Low, upright annual 4 to 20 inches tall; stems and leaves covered with 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 1/4 to 1/2 inches wide, smooth edges; opposite below becoming alternate.
Inflorescence: Numerous flowers up to 1-inch across in congested clusters with 5 bright red petals with central darker ring or star.
Bloom Period: April and May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi, "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.
Note: This subspecies is not native to Travis County where all of these images came from, most are likely garden escapees; the one from Wildflower Center, like most of the plants there, is cultivated.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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