Phlox paniculata L.
Common Name: PERENNIAL PHLOX, GARDEN PHLOX
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Phlox paniculata B. S. Walters

Native south of our area, but frequently spreading from cultivation to roadsides, fencerows, and even forests; often near sites of present or former human activity. First collected in 1891 in Washtenaw Co.

Flower color varies from purple to pink or white. The leaves are usually broader than in any of our other naturalized or native species, and certainly are more conspicuously veiny, the anastomosing of lateral veins quite visible. Very rarely the calyx and stem may be pubescent, but such plants can be easily placed by the distinctive leaves and the large dense broad inflorescence.

Locations

Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2259.