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Taxon: Phlox subulata L.

 
Genus: Phlox
Section: Phlox
Family: Polemoniaceae
Subfamily: Polemonioideae
Nomen number: 314438
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:152. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 24-Jan-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 38 (19 active, 8 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • creeping phlox  (Source: Phlox) - English
  • moss phlox  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • moss-pink  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • mountain phlox  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • hana-tsumekusa  (Source: F Korea) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • mossflox  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (s.e. possibly), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (s.), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Kentucky (e.), Maryland (w.), North Carolina (w.), Tennessee, Virginia (w.)]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Browne, E. T. & R. Athey. 1992. Vascular plants of Kentucky: an annotated checklist
  3. Deam, C. C. 1940. Flora of Indiana. Note: mentions
  4. Ferguson, C. J. & R. K. Jansen. 2002. A chloroplast DNA phylogeny of eastern Phlox (Polemoniaceae): implications of congruence and incongruence with the ITS phylogeny. Amer. J. Bot. 89:1328.
  5. Ferguson, C. J. et al. 1999. Relationships of eastern North American Phlox (Polemoniaceae) based on ITS sequence data. Syst. Bot. 24:623. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  6. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2
  7. Grant, V. 2001. Nomenclature of the main subdivisions of Phlox (Polemoniaceae). Lundellia 4:27.
  8. Hinds, H. R. 2000. Flora of New Brunswick, ed. 2.
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  10. Jones, G. N. & G. D. Fuller. 1955. Vascular plants of Illinois. Note: mentions
  11. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  13. Locklear, J. H. 2011. Phlox: a natural history and gardener's guide Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. 248-253. Note: recognizes subsp. setacea (Linnaeus) Locklear and brittonii (Small) Wherry as well
  14. Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York.
  15. Mitchell, R. S., ed. 1986. A checklist of New York state plants. New York State Mus. Bull. 458
  16. Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967-. The vascular flora of Ohio.
  17. Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  18. Rhoads, A. F. & T. A. Block. 2000. The plants of Pennsylvannia. An illustrated manual
  19. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  20. Seymour, F. 1969. The flora of New England.
  21. Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri. Note: mentions
  22. Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core. 1978. Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2.
  23. Voss, E. 1972-. Michigan flora.
  24. Wherry, E. T. et al. 1979. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania.
  25. Wherry, E. T. 1955. The genus Phlox. Morris arboretum monographs 3.
  26. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Polemoniaceae&GenusID=Phlox&SpeciesID=subulata target='_blank'

Check other web resources for Phlox subulata L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=314438. Accessed 8 December 2019.