Phlox suffruticosa Willd.

Family: Polemoniaceae

Genus: Phlox


From Bot. Reg. Blooms with us from the end of July to the end of October. Seldom exceeds two feet in height. Ornamental, and succeeds in the open air if planted in a warm sheltered situation.


Published in Enum. Pl. (Willdenow) 200 in 1809.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 68 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. Willdenow, in his account of the plants cultivated in the Berlin garden, has been the first to establish the species, and by the above name. Mr. Pursh, unacquainted with this circumstance, has inserted it in the supplement to his North American Flora by another.

Native of South Carolina.

The name is unresolved according to PlantList. But research of Phlox nitida Pursh suggests that P. suffruticosa Willd. and Phlox nitida Pursh are both synonyms of Phlox carolina var. nitida (Pursh) Benth. published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 9: 304 in 1845 and referring directly to the two plants and the Botanical Register citation.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Phlox nitida Pursh - basionym of Phlox carolina var. nitida (Pursh) Benth.

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