North Carolina Wildflowers

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Polemoniaceae > Phlox

Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis) Pineland Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis var. nivalis)
Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
20 Apr 2008

Statewide in North Carolina, espcially common in the sandhills in dry soil habitats.

Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis) Pineland Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis var. nivalis)
Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
20 Apr 2008

Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis) Pineland Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis var. nivalis)
Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
20 Apr 2008

Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis) Pineland Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis var. nivalis)
Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
20 Apr 2008

Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis) Pineland Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis var. nivalis)
Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
20 Apr 2008

Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis) Pineland Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis var. nivalis)
Shocco Creek Gamelands
Franklin Co., NC
18 April 2004

Plants develop woody tissue at the base of the stems and are often classified as "subshrubs".


Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera) Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera)
Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006

This is probably Phlox stolonifera, which is common in deciduous forests in the NC mountains.


Carolina Phlox (Phlox carolina) Carolina Phlox (Phlox carolina)
Buncombe Co., NC
8 July 2006

Common in various habitats across NC, this individual was growing at 5000 feet along the Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Carolina Phlox (Phlox carolina) Carolina Phlox (Phlox carolina)
Buncombe Co., NC
8 July 2006

Smooth Phlox (Phlox glaberrima) Smooth Phlox (Phlox glaberrima)
Clay Co., NC
13 May 2006

Uncommon in the NC mountains & piedmont.

Smooth Phlox (Phlox glaberrima) Smooth Phlox (Phlox glaberrima)
Clay Co., NC
13 May 2006

Smooth Phlox (Phlox glaberrima) Smooth Phlox (Phlox glaberrima)
Clay Co., NC
13 May 2006




Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.


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