Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

Phlox divaricata
Photographed May 2 with a Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6.

Much treasured as a garden flower, this native perennial is abundant in some of our wooded parks. Here we see a large patch in Bird Park, Mount Lebanon.

Woodland Phlox
Phlox divaricata

Sometimes a white or nearly white form appears; the range of shades is continuous from deeper blue to almost pure white.

White form of Blue Phlox
White form of Phlox divaricata
Photographed May 2 with a Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.

For a description of the species, see the Phlox divaricata reference page.

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