Spring Wildflowers

Blue phlox, woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata)

Member of the Phlox (Polemoniaceae) family.  Found in rich open woods, fields, and along streams during April - June.  Flowers are pale blue-purple to red-purple or white, 5-lobed petals (often notched) at end og slender tube, in clusters atop sticky stem. It is a perennial herb growing to 6 to 20 inches tall. The leaves on decumbent stems (lying on the ground but having an ascending tip.) are broader than those on flowering stems .

To learn more about Blue phlox (wild blue phlox), visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database

blue phlox