Wild Florida Photo - Phlox divaricata

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Phlox divaricata



Florida native


A rare perennial herb of Florida, being found in slope forests, bluffs and calcareous hammocks of only four panhandle counties. More common throughout the range of central and eastern North America.
Pale lavender flowers are made up of five open, loose petals and a calyx of five linear lobes. The stamens do not extend beyond the opening of the corolla tube. Elliptic to lanceolate leaves are opposite, usually in four pairs along the stem.

Phlox divaricata is a member of the Polemoniaceae - Phlox family.

Other species of the Phlox genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Phlox glaberrima var. triflora - SMOOTH PHLOX
  View  Phlox drummondii - ANNUAL PHLOX

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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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