Sunday, April 08, 2007


Photo by Marvin
March 29, 2007

Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

Phlox (Phlox divaricata) is by far our most common woodland wildflower during the spring, both in terms of quantity and length of bloom. Blue Wood Phlox have already been blooming for three or four weeks.

According to the ID guides I found online, the white phlox below is the same genus and species. The white variety is much less common, and the plants that I've found are growing as individuals, not in the clusters common to Blue Wood Phlox.

Photo by Marvin
April 5, 2007

Additional resources:
Missouri Plants (blue)
Missouri Plants (white)
Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses (blue)