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Plant Details

Phlox divaricata

Wild Blue Phlox, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Wild Sweet William

Scientific Name:

Phlox divaricata

Common Name:

Wild Blue Phlox, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Wild Sweet William

Plant Family

Polemoniaceae (Jacob's-Ladder Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

blue

Size in Feet:

.7 - 1.7

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April-May

Bloom Area:

Coast, Mountains

Habitat Description:

“Moist deciduous forests in circumneutral soils.” Weakley 2015

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

W7: Watch List: Poorly Known in NC (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata

Rare on the coast, uncommon in the mountains, Wild Blue Phlox is a great early-bloomer for shaded gardens.

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Flower

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Leaves, much loved by rabbits!

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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