Phlox stolonifera (creeping phlox or moss phlox) is an herbaceous, stoloniferous, perennial, plant that is native to woodlands in the vicinity of the Appalachian Mountains from Pennsylvania south to northern Georgia in the United States. Naturalized populations occur as far north as Québec, Canada.
Its flowers are pale purple, pink, or white; 2–2.5 cm (0.79–0.98 in) in diameter; with a five-lobed corolla and yellow stamens; and borne on stems that are 15–25 cm (6–10 in) tall. They lack the central band of color that is present in the flowers of Phlox subulata.
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Sims, John. 1802. Curtis's botanical magazine, plate 563 and preceding unnumbered textual page full-page color illustration, description, and commentary.
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