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Prairie phlox

Scientific name
Phlox pilosa
Plant Family
Plant Group
A showy pink phlox up to 2' tall associated with rich black soils in native prairie, wetlands, fields and rocky open forests. Stems are covered with fine white hairs. Good plant for attracting butterflies. Phlox family.
Identification Hints

A showy pink phlox up to 2' tall associated with rich black soils in native prairie, wetlands, fields and rocky open forests. Stems are covered with fine white hairs. Good plant for attracting butterflies.

Did You Know?

The fine hairs covering Prairie phlox often make the stems feel sticky to the touch. Like other Phlox species, Prairie phlox grows in a mounded habit. The flowers of this species are popular with pollinators, especially long-tongued bees, butterflies, and moths. Deer and rabbits like phlox though too, so guard them carefully!

States
AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV