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Plant Details

Phlox stolonifera

Creeping Phlox

Scientific Name:

Phlox stolonifera

Common Name:

Creeping Phlox

Plant Family

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

pink

Size in Feet:

.3 - .8

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Piedmont, Mountains

Creeping Phlox patch

Rare in the piedmont and uncommon in the mountains, Creeping Phlox prefers moist forests where it may form an early spring carpet.

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Paynter, Ashe Co, 2011

Flowers

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Leaves and Runners

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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