Phlox nivalis

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Phlox nivalis
Phlox nivalis 'Nivea' 2.JPG
Phlox nivalis 'Nivea'

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Phlox
Species: P. nivalis
Binomial name
Phlox nivalis
Lodd. ex Sweet

Phlox nivalis is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name trailing phlox. It is native to the southeastern United States.[1]

One subspecies of this plant, ssp. texensis, the Texas trailing phlox or Texan phlox, is a rare plant federally listed as an endangered species of the United States.[2] It is endemic to Texas, where there are fewer than 20 populations in three counties.[3] At one time it was thought to be extinct. It was rediscovered in 1972.[2]


  1. ^ Phlox nivalis. GRIN Species Profile.
  2. ^ a b Phlox nivalis. Center for Plant Conservation.
  3. ^ Phlox nivalis ssp. texensis. Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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