Thursday, April 26, 2012

Creeping Phlox

This is one way to ornament a dividing line between two upscale driveways. This creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) must have taken a few years of tlc to fill out. Though it doesn't look native, this and many other Phlox species show up as native on the USDA plant website.

Back when I was working to save remnant diabase prairies in the North Carolina piedmont, the highest quality sites (with plants adapted to poor soil and periodic fire) had a low-growing phlox (Phlox pilosa), reminiscent of the buffed up creeping phlox found in gardens.

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