Authentic Wisconsin.  Woodland Phlox - Phlox divaricata


Woodland Phlox near Arboretum parking lot off of Monroe Street on May 20, 2019.

Above: Woodland Phlox near Arboretum "Oak Savanna" parking lot off of Monroe Street. (5/20/19).


Woodland Phlox - Phlox divaricata (Ephemeral)

Woodland Phlox are native to forests and fields in eastern North America.

Woodland Phlox petals are a variety of pastel colors: blue-lavender, light purple, pink, or white.

The flower has five petals fused at the base into a thin tube.

Other names include: Wild Blue Phlox, Blue Phlox, Forest Phlox or Wild Sweet William. Phlox: from the Greek phlox, "flame."

For more information on Woodland Phlox, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Master Gardener Program website page about Woodland Phlox.

Or, visit the Wisconsin State Herbarium.


Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on May 16, 2020.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on May 16, 2020.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on May 16, 2020.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on May 16, 2020.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on May 16, 2020.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on May 16, 2020.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on May 16, 2020.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on May 16, 2020.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on May 16, 2020.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on on May 20, 2020.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna on May 20, 2020.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna on May 21, 2020.
Woodland Phlox University of Wisconsin Arboretum Native Gardess on April 25, 2021.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna on May 20, 2020.
Woodland Phlox in Oak Savanna on May 5, 2021.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden on May 5, 2021.
Woodland Phlox by Duck Pond on May 7, 2021.
Woodland Phlox by Duck Pond on May 7, 2021.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 8, 2021.
Woodland Phlox in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2021.
Woodland Phlox in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on May 16, 2021.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savannin Madison, Wisconsin on May 14, 2022.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on May 14, 2022.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on May 14, 2022.
Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 14, 2022.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin  on May 15, 2022.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin  on May 15, 2022.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin  on May 15, 2022.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin  on May 19, 2022.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin  on May 22, 2022.
Woodland Phlox by Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin  on May 30, 2022.

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Woodland Phlox
Phlox divaricata


Woodland Phlox near Arboretum parking lot off of Monroe Street on May 10, 2019.

Woodland Phlox near Arboretum parking lot off of Monroe Street on May 10, 2019.

Woodland Phlox near Arboretum parking lot off of Monroe Street on May 10, 2019.


Above: Woodland Phlox near Arboretum "Oak Savanna" parking lot off of Monroe Street in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/10/19)


Woodland Phlox near Arboretum parking lot off of Monroe Street on May 20, 2019.


Above: Woodland Phlox near Arboretum "Oak Savanna" parking lot off of Monroe Street in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/20/19)


Woodland Phlox in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on May 25, 2019.


Above: Woodland Phlox in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/25/19)


Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin on May 25, 2019.


Above: Woodland Phlox in Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/26/20)


1917 Woodland Phlox illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.

Above: 1917 Woodland Phlox illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist.



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