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Wild Sweet-William
Phlox maculata

Other Names: Meadow Phlox

Family
  • Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Flower
  • in long, tubular cluster with long, thin corollas
  • purple or pink petals
Leaf
  • oppositely-arranged
  • leaves in the middle of stem are widest just beyond base
Location
  • in southern New England and many parts to the south and west
  • found along river banks and in low wooded areas
Flowering Time
  • May - September
Other
  • erect stems are purple-spotted
  • plant is 30-90 cm (1-3 feet) tall
Name Origin
  • N/A
Wild Sweet William

Wild Sweet William leaf