|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||Click Here|
|Description|| Habitat: Dry, rocky areas with calcareous soils in fields, grasslands, open woodlands and roadsides; endemic to Edwards Plateau and southern High Plains.
Plant: Erect, branching annual up to 14 inches tall.
Leaves: Lower leaves oblanceolate and opposite becoming lanceolate and alternate above; up to 2 inches long and 3/8-inch wide; with pubescent hairs on surfaces and ciliate margins.
Inflorescence: Numerous flowers up to 1-inch across in congested clusters with 5 purple to pink lobes and a conspicuous yellow center star bordered by white.
Bloom Period: March to 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.
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