Phlox subulata L.
Common Name: MOSS-PINK, MOSS PHLOX
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Native southeast of Michigan, apparently into eastern Ohio and the southeastern part of southernmost Ontario. Often said to range into southern Michigan, however, most if not all of our records surely represent escapes from gardens and cemeteries, where it is frequently planted and whence it often escapes to roadsides, clearings, shores, and banks. First collected in 1860 in Washtenaw Co.

This is much bushier and more compact in appearance than P. bifida, with more nodes and densely crowded subulate leaves, especially on vegetative shoots. The hairs of the calyx and inflorescence may be gland-tipped or glandless.

Locations

Alcona County
Arenac County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Montmorency County
Oakland County
Oscoda County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee 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 13, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2261.