Phlox pilosa L. - Sand Prairie Phlox


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Phlox pilosa - (image 1 of 7)



Family: Polemoniaceae


Sandy oak savannas and prairies. Moist calcareous prairies


In sandy prariies with Andropogon scoparius, Anemone cylindrica, Asclepias tuberosa, Aster azureus, Carex muhlenbergii, Carex pensylvanica, Cyperus schweinitzii, Euphorbia corollata, Helianthemum canadense, Helianthus divaricatus, Koelaria cristata, Lespedeza capitata, Liatris aspera, Lithospermum croceum, Lupinus perennis, Monarda punctata, Opuntia humifusa, Polygala polygama obtusata, Pteridium aquilinum, Quercus velutina, Smilacina stellata, Solidago nemoralis, Solidago speciosa, Tradescantia ohiensis, Viola pedata lineariloba.


CT south to FL, west to Manitoba, NE, and TX.


Herbaceous perennial. Stems erect, glabrous. Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, more than 5 times longer than broad, glabrous. Flowers pale pink or lavender, in broad corymbose inflorescences about as broad as long.


Flowers late May to mid August.

Wetland indicator: Facultative -

Can be seen blooming with Wild Lupine in sandy savannas near Lake Michigan.



Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.

The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY


Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.





 Michael Hough 2005