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Wild Blue Phlox Characterized by a loose cluster of purple-blue flowers atop a long stem with leafy, creeping shoots at the base. Flowers have 5 petals. Geotagged,Phlox,Phlox divaricata,Spring,United States,Wild Blue Phlox,phlox Click/tap to enlarge

Wild Blue Phlox

Characterized by a loose cluster of purple-blue flowers atop a long stem with leafy, creeping shoots at the base. Flowers have 5 petals.

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''Phlox divaricata'' is a species of flowering plant in the family Polemoniaceae, native to forests and fields in eastern North America. It is a semi-evergreen perennial growing 25–50 cm tall with opposite, unstalked, hairy leaves 2.5–5 cm in length and ovate-lanceolate in shape. Flowers appear in early summer and are 2–4 cm in diameter, with five petals fused at the base into a thin tube.

The specific epithet ''divaricata'' means "with a spreading and straggling habit".
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Similar species: Ericales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Mar 8, 2018. Captured May 11, 2017 13:12 in Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm