Phlox subulata (Moss Phlox, Creeping Phlox)

This native forms a spreading mat growing to about 6 inches tall.

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  • <i>Phlox subulata</i> ( Moss Phlox ) - Flowers are about 3/4 inch across with distinctive notches on the petal-like lobes.
    Phlox subulata ( Moss Phlox )     Photos H. & M. Ling - 4/20/2012 Mt. Tammany trail, DE Water Gap, Warren County, NJ
  • <i>Phlox subulata</i> ( Moss Phlox ) Side view of flower showing tubular corolla
    Phlox subulata ( Moss Phlox )     Photos H. & M. Ling - 4/20/2012 Mt. Tammany trail, DE Water Gap, Warren County, NJ
  • <i>Phlox subulata</i> ( Moss Phlox ) - The leaves are short, narrow,and pointed.  The stems grow horizontally.
    Phlox subulata ( Moss Phlox )     Photos H. & M. Ling - 4/20/2012 Mt. Tammany trail, DE Water Gap, Warren County, NJ
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