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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Phlox subulata (Moss Phlox, Moss-pink)
The creeping habit of Moss Phlox can form a carpet of spring flowers as breathtaking in a residential rock garden or sprawling over rock walls as on the mountain slopes and open woodlands of its natural Mid-Atlantic* habitat. Its epithet and common name refer to its leaves–“awl-shaped” and resembling a moss-like mat, respectively.
**Native to parts of MD and PA. In VA, it is locally frequent in the mountains (except far southwest) and infrequent in the Piedmont. In NoVA, it is native to Fairfax County.
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