North Carolina Wildflowers

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Phlox nivalis Phlox (Phlox nivalis)
Shocco Creek Gamelands
Franklin Co., NC
18 April 2004
Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera) Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera)
Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006

This is probably Phlox stolonifera, which is common in deciduous forests in the NC mountains.

Carolina Phlox (Phlox carolina) Carolina Phlox (Phlox carolina)
Buncombe Co., NC
8 July 2006

Common in various habitats across NC, this individual was growing at 5000 feet along the Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.

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