Phlox divaricata.

Polemonium Family. May - June.

Plant 1 - 2 feet high, easily recognized by its likeness to the cultivated Phloxes; found in moist, thin woods. Western Quebec to Minnesota and southward.


Pale violet or lilac, in loose, spreading clusters, 5 lobes, notched at the tips.


Those of flowering stem opposite, oblong, tapering to a point; those of sterile shoots oblong or egg-shaped, not pointed. Plant stem finely coated with rather sticky hairs.