Phlox stolonifera

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Phlox stolonifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Ericales
Family:Polemoniaceae
Genus:Phlox
Species:P. stolonifera
Binomial name
Phlox stolonifera
Sims
 
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Phlox stolonifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Ericales
Family:Polemoniaceae
Genus:Phlox
Species:P. stolonifera
Binomial name
Phlox stolonifera
Sims

Phlox stolonifera (Creeping Phlox) is a herbaceous perennial plant spreading by stolons, native to woodland in the Appalachian Mountains from Pennsylvania south to northern Georgia.

Flowers are pale purple, pink, or white, 2-2.5 cm across, with a five-lobed corolla and yellow stamens, borne on stems 15-25 cm tall. They lack the central band of color that is present in Phlox subulata.

Leaves are ovate. Those on creeping stems are 3-4.5 cm long and 1.8 cm broad, those on the erect flowering stems smaller, 2 cm long.

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