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Praire phlox [Phlox pilosa]

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Common Name: Praire phlox
Scientic Name: Phlox pilosa
Colors: Red
Months Appearing: May

Up to 2 feet tall. Native. Also called Downy Phlox

Leaves are narrow and opposite.

Flower has 5 petals and are 1/2 to 3/4 inches across.

Open woods and fields.

Western Mecosta County. 5/23, 3890, 3887