Phlox paniculata L.

Phlox paniculata plant

Family - Polemoniaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Phlox paniculata stem

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Phlox paniculata calyxCalyx close-up.

Phlox paniculata flower

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Rich woods, thickets, gravel bars, base of bluffs. Also cultivated.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This common but striking species can be found growing wild mostly in the southern half of Missouri. It is cultivated throughout the state. This is a popular fall-blooming plant in cultivation and many horticultural varieties exist. The typical flower color is shown above but horticultural specimens can have flowers ranging from white to deep purple. Wild white-flowered plants are rare but have been found growing in Missouri and elsewhere.

Photographs taken along Logan Creek, Reynolds County, MO., 7-17-03.