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MOSS-PINK, MOSS PHLOX
R. W. Smith
Native southeast of Michigan, apparently into eastern Ohio and the southeastern part of southernmost Ontario. Often said to range into southern Michigan, however, most if not all of our records surely represent escapes from gardens and cemeteries, where it is frequently planted and whence it often escapes to roadsides, clearings, shores, and banks. First collected in 1860 in Washtenaw Co.
This is much bushier and more compact in appearance than P. bifida, with more nodes and densely crowded subulate leaves, especially on vegetative shoots. The hairs of the calyx and inflorescence may be gland-tipped or glandless.