Family

Phlox.

Colour

Bluish purple.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Vermont to Maryland.

Time Of Bloom

May-July.

Flowers: loosely clustered in panicles. Calyx: five-lobed. Corolla: with five rounded lobes. Stamens: five, exserted. Pistil: one. Leajlets: opposite; ovate; almost sessile. Stem: erect; leafy to the top; glabrous. Rootstock: thick.

Prof. Britton, by whom this species was named, tells us that "it differs from the Old World Polemonium coeruleum in its stout rootstock, more leafy stem, exserted stamens, and rounded corolla lobes." It is a pretty feature of the swamps and is also found along slow streams.

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