Tag: Trailing Phlox

Trailing Phlox

These Trailing Phlox [Pholx nivalis] were found by the roadside on Cane Creek in Fletcher on 21 April 2013. Naturally, it’s a member of the Phlox (Polemoniaceae) family. Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 78-79, says that Phlox is the Greek word for “flame” and can be identified by the heart-shaped petals. USDA Plants Link: https://plants.usda.gov/home/plantProfile?symbol=PHNI …

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