Common Name: Woodland Phlox, Forest Phlox
Botanical Name: Phlox divaricata
Bloom Time: March, April, May
Bloom Description: Petals are lavender-blue or violet and make a huge impact in large numbers.
Trail/Garden Location: Planted along the East Terrace, Rock Ledge Trail, Art Trail, and Tulip Tree Trail.
Garden Uses: This spring ephemeral is best used in large drifts. We use them as border plants in large masses. When they colonize, they form an amazing lavender-blue cloud. This is a great alternative for any non-native annual species. It likes rich woodlands with part sun to shade and moist soil. This species is seen state-wide in Arkansas.
Wildlife Benefits: Used as an early source of nectar.
Leaf Type: The dark green, rounded foliage creeps on the ground and can persist throughout the summer in proper conditions.