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Plant Details

Phlox pilosa ssp. pilosa

Downy Phlox, Deam’s Phlox

Scientific Name:

Phlox pilosa ssp. pilosa

Common Name:

Downy Phlox, Deam’s Phlox

Plant Family

Polemoniaceae (Jacob's-Ladder Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

pink

Size in Feet:

.7 - 1.7

Light:

shade to sun

Soil Moisture:

sub-xeric to mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April-May

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Dry to mesic woodlands and forests, roadbanks (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Flowers

Uncommon on the coast and in the piedmont, Downy Phlox can be used as an adaptable, early-blooming garden plant. It comes easily from seed.

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Paynter, Wilmington, April, 2012

Stem and leaves

The long, soft hairs give Downy Phlox its common and species names.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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