Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month

Wild Blue Phlox

Phlox divaricata
Wild Blue Phlox (photo by Eleanor Dietrich) 
Wild Blue Phlox (photo by Eleanor Dietrich)
Wild blue phlox is a perennial wildflower that blooms from spring into early summer. You’ll find this delicate flower in slope forest, bluffs and calcareous hammocks. You’ll have to travel to the Panhandle of Florida to see this beauty as it only occurs in 4 counties but is otherwise spread throughout the United States. These fragrant flowers have five notched petals that are fused at the base. Flowers are relatively large and range in color from bluish-purple to pale lavender and sometimes pinkish-white. Learn more about the plant characteristics here: https://flawildflowers.org/flower-friday-phlox-divaricata/ Check out other Wild Weeds Here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/bakerco/tag/wild-weeds/
by Alicia Halbritter
Source: UF/IFAS Alert – https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/
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