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PERENNIAL PHLOX, GARDEN PHLOX
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.