Phlox divaricata: Wild Blue Phlox

 

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Phlox divaricata [wild blue phlox, woodland phlox, wild sweet William] 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 [10–20 in] tall. Flowers appear in early summer with five petals fused at the base into a thin tube.

Photo: Georgia Perimeter CollegeAtlantaGA [20060419]

Source: Wikipedia

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