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Annual Phlox

Phlox drummondii

''Phlox drummondii'' is a flowering plant in the genus ''Phlox'' of the family Polemoniaceae. Native to Texas, it is also widely distributed in the southeastern United States, especially along public highways. ''P. drummondii'' is often used as an ornamental plant. The flowers have a wide range of colours "from white and cream through pinks, lilacs, roses, purples and reds, to almost black".

''Phlox drummondii'' is named after Scottish botanist Thomas Drummond, who sent it and a variety of other plant samples back to Britain following his 1833–1835 expedition to Texas.