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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Native Plants of the Great Lakes

North Branch Restoration Project Seed Book

Phlox Divaricata / Family: Polemoniaceae
Woodland Phlox, Swink/Wilhelm # 5

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FLOWERING: Mid-April to mid-June


HABITAT: Woodland

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: 10 to 20 inches high. Leaves opposite, ovate to lanceolate, unstalked, sticky stem. Fragrant, bright blue, 5 petaled, trumpet shaped flowers in clusters.

TO PICK: Seeds form in small green pods. Pick when pods turn tan and sepals open in a star-like formation. Put pods in deep, open brown bag where they will “explode” to release seed.


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