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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Phlox subulata

Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink

Scientific Name:

Phlox subulata

Genus:

Phlox

Species Epithet:

subulata

Common Name:

Moss Phlox, Mountain-pink

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Polemoniaceae (Jacob's-Ladder Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Violet

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Dry and exposed rock outcrops, rocky flood-scoured riversides, dry woodlands over a wide variety of rocks, shale barrens. Rare, and somewhat local, in the NC mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite, Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Semi-evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*Key)

Notes:

This is a Significantly Rare species.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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