Phlox stolonifera

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Phlox stolonifera
Creeping Phlox Phlox stolonifera Flowers 3008px.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Phlox
Species: P. stolonifera
Binomial name
Phlox stolonifera

Phlox stolonifera (Creeping Phlox) is a herbaceous perennial plant spreading by stolons, native to woodland in the Appalachian Mountains from Pennsylvania south to northern Georgia.

Flowers are pale purple, pink, or white, 2-2.5 cm across, with a five-lobed corolla and yellow stamens, borne on stems 15-25 cm tall. They lack the central band of color that is present in Phlox subulata.

Leaves are ovate. Those on creeping stems are 3-4.5 cm long and 1.8 cm broad, those on the erect flowering stems smaller, 2 cm long.


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