Tag Archives: Phlox divaricata

PERENNIAL:  Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This lovely wildflower is native to rich forests and fields in portions of the Mid-Atlantic Region including NoVA (except Prince William County). As the species name divaricata suggests, this shade-loving phlox has a spreading habit, making it a good woodland ground cover. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Pubescent

Generally, the hairy surface (indumentum) of a stem, leaf, calyx, or corolla is described as pubescent. The individual hair (trichome) is an outgrowth of the epidermis. There are a number of different terms to describe hairiness,… Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Stolon

Stoloniferous plants have runners (stems creeping horizontally usually above ground) that take root at the stem nodes, forming colonies (genets) of clones of the parent plants. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Ephemeral

Some of the most popular and widely available ephemerals on the retail market are spring-blooming bulbs and corms like crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths, narcissi, snowdrops, and tulips…In the United States, the term “spring ephemerals” usually refers to native North American wildflowers whose natural habitat is a deciduous forest. Continue reading

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