Phlox pilosa

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Phlox pilosa
Phlox pilosa Central Basin TN.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Phlox
Species: P. pilosa
Binomial name
Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa (Downy Phlox or Prairie Phlox) is an herbaceous perennial in the family Polemoniaceae. It is native to North America.


Downy Phlox can reach 60 cm in height. The stems are upright and sometimes branch near the top. Leaves and stems are covered with hairs and the plant is sticky to the touch. Leaves are long and narrow; they can be up to thirteen cm long and one cm wide. The flowers form a cluster at the top of the stem. They have five lobes and are about three cm across. Blooms may be pale pink, lavender, or purple.[1]

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"Phlox pilosa". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved June 10, 2007. 

  1. ^ Ajilvsgi, Geyata. Wildflowers of Texas. Fredricksburg, Texas: Shearer Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-940672-46-4

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