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Phlox stolonifera

Phlox stolonifera

Creeping Phlox
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Binomial: Phlox stolonifera
Genus: Phlox
Family: Polemoniaceae
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Height and spread: 15-25 cm tall

Phlox stolonifera (Creeping phlox, Moss phlox, Flowering moss, Ground pink, or Moss pinks) is a flowering native to the eastern United States in the forests of the Appalachian Mountains from Pennsylvania south to northern Georgia.

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It is a creeping stoloniferous perennial plant growing 15-25 cm tall. The leaves on creeping stems are 3-4.5 cm long and 1.8 cm broad, those on the erect flowering stems smaller, 2 cm long. The flowers are produced in early spring, 2-2.5 cm diameter, with the five-lobed corolla pale violet to purple, pink or white in color, and yellow stamens.

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