Phlox carolina ssp. angusta Wherry

Carolina Phlox

Phlox carolina angusta plant

Family - Polemoniaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Phlox carolina angusta stem

Leaves - No info yet.

Phlox carolina angusta leaves

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Phlox carolina angusta flower

Phlox carolina angusta calyx

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Bogs.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This subspecies of Phlox carolina has been reported in just one southern Missouri county (Ripley). The plant is more common (but still not frequent) in states to the southeast. This species and another, P. glaberrima Wherry, are typically very difficult to differentiate in the field. The differences between the two are minimal and only much experience with the two species in the field leads to a confident identification when a plant is encountered.

Photographs taken at Tuskegee National Forest, AL., 6-8-05.