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Phlox maculata L.
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Pucciniaceae  Uromyces acuminatus @ BPI (1)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium polemonii @ BPI (1)

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Phlox maculata L.
wild sweetwilliam

Image of Phlox maculata

General Information
Symbol: PHMA4
Group: Dicot
Family: Polemoniaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . Northeast National Technical Center, Chester. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

©Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky . University Press of Kentucky. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 54. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .




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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Solanales
Family Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Genus Phlox L. – phlox
Species Phlox maculata L. – wild sweetwilliam

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Phlox maculata . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Phlox maculata</i>
L. ssp. <i>
maculata </i>
Phlox maculata ssp. maculata
wild sweetwilliam Distribution of <i>
Phlox maculata</i>
L. ssp. <i>
(Sm.) Wherry
Phlox maculata ssp. pyramidalis
wild sweetwilliam

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Michigan wild sweet william or spotted phlox Threatened
New York wild sweet-william Endangered

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW

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