Phlox subulata

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolemoniaceae
Family (Traditional)Polemoniaceae
GenusPhlox
SpeciesPhlox subulata L.
Common Namemoss phlox
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Purple; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 3.2
C value 3
StatusNative; TN[S1] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Adair (KY), Breathitt (KY), Carter (KY), Elliott (KY), Estill (KY), Floyd (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lawrence (KY), Madison (KY), Perry (KY), Powell (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Bradley (TN), Cannon (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Gibson (TN), Giles (TN), Grainger (TN), Hamilton (TN), Jackson (TN), Knox (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MTSU, SWMT, UOS, APSC, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1942 - 2013

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100573540 Estill Kentucky 10 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7004
EKY
Phlox subulata
N/A Breathitt Kentucky 27 Apr 1996 Hager Rice
69
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573532 Estill Kentucky 09 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6931
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573524 Estill Kentucky 03 May 1978 William H. Martin
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573581 Madison Kentucky 19 May 1984 Ronald L. Jones
4270
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573656 Powell Kentucky 25 Oct 1978 Richard H. Hannan
102300945
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573698 Montgomery Tennessee R. L. Jones
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573680 Rowan Kentucky 12 Apr 1987 Allison W. Cusick
26234
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573615 Madison Kentucky 13 Apr 1978 Steve Vogelsang
17
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573508 Estill Kentucky 01 Jul 1988 Richard G. Guetig
754
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573565 Jackson Kentucky 01 Apr 1978 Keth McCutcheon
33
EKY
Phlox subulata
N/A Elliott Kentucky 05 Apr 2012 M. Greene
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573573 Lawrence Kentucky 19 Apr 2008 Romie Hughart, Richard Thompson
s.n.
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573607 Madison Kentucky 22 Apr 1978 Dave Breen
11
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573631 Perry Kentucky 26 Apr 1970 Jackie Smith
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573516 Estill Kentucky 14 Apr 1988 Julian Campbell
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573672 Powell Kentucky 26 Apr 1994 Deborah White
s.n.
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573649 Powell Kentucky 15 Apr 1994 Eric B. Davis
33
EKY
Phlox subulata
N/A Powell Kentucky 26 Apr 1994 Deborah White
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573664 Powell Kentucky 25 Apr 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
4685
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573623 Madison Kentucky 22 Apr 1978 Elwood Blake
40
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573599 Madison Kentucky 12 Apr 1976 J. McClary
27
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100743747 Estill Kentucky 01 Apr 1968 Nancy Hill
EKY
Phlox subulata
31234100573557 Floyd Kentucky 02 May 1970 Chris Shepherd
EKY
Phlox subulata
TENN-V-0181241 Adair Kentucky
TENN
Phlox subulata
TENN-V-0181242 Adair Kentucky
TENN
Phlox subulata
UCHT024411 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UHT024401 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
APSC0007900 Maury Tennessee 05 Apr 2008 Kristina Franks and Tina Spencer
24
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0063542 Jefferson Kentucky 24 Apr 1942
APSC
Phlox subulata
TENN-V-0241192 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Phlox subulata
TENN-V-0181243 Adair Kentucky
TENN
Phlox subulata
UCHT024405 Knox Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UCHT024398 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UCHT024401 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UCHT024403 Bradley Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UCHT024399 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UCHT024409 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UCHT024408 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UCHT024402 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UCHT024400 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UCHT024410 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
APSC0063544 Jefferson Kentucky 12 Apr 1956
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0062708 Carter Kentucky
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0062733 Powell Kentucky 12 Jun 1983 Max Medley
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0063543 Rowan Kentucky 13 Apr 1946 Mary Wharton
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0063540 Grainger Tennessee
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0007817 Trigg Kentucky 17 Apr 1985 Edward Chester
85-93
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0007816 Stewart Tennessee 25 Mar 1987 Edward Chester
87-22
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0062726 Carter Kentucky
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0076935 Carter Kentucky
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0092479 Carter Kentucky
APSC
Phlox subulata
HTTU012210 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU024216 Wilson Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU029138 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU012212 Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU012209 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU012213 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU012208 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU012211 Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU024034 Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017215 Rutherford Tennessee 14 Apr 1984 Don Burgess
19
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU023938 Williamson Tennessee
MTSU
Phlox subulata
APSC0063541 Jefferson Kentucky 03 May 1965
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0119192 Estill Kentucky
APSC
Phlox subulata
APSC0007818 Stewart Tennessee 21 Apr 1978 Edward Chester, Jackie Stack, and Larry Carpenter
3278
APSC
Phlox subulata
HTTU019188 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU019189 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU032886 White Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU031232 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
HTTU027527 Warren Tennessee
HTTU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017184 Rutherford Tennessee 16 Apr 2007 Brandon Richards
11
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017200 Rutherford Tennessee 16 Apr 1986 Benedicta Kurunwune
29
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017209 Williamson Tennessee 20 Apr 1986 Jim Ohlsson
14
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017186 Williamson Tennessee 02 Apr 2002 Leah Crow
31
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017193 Rutherford Tennessee 28 Mar 1988 Michael B. Gupton
4
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017182 Rutherford Tennessee 06 Apr 2011 Meghan Harrell, Ashley Lyon
16
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017134 Rutherford Tennessee 10 Apr 1995 Kevin Winston
13
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017191 Coffee Tennessee 25 Mar 1994 Charles Lawson
25
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017217 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Apr 1985 Kenneth Hayes
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017205 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Apr 1987 David Seber
24
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017218 Coffee Tennessee 17 Apr 1987 Kim A. Davis
49
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017201 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Apr 1989 Brad Miller
46
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017196 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Apr 1987 Patty Drewry
45
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017210 Tennessee Nathan D. Holburn
2
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017192 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Apr 1992 Paul Richardson
33
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017204 Davidson Tennessee 12 Apr 1986 Dale Dorman
31
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017203 Williamson Tennessee 06 Apr 1986 Mike Uss
25
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017199 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Apr 1985 Steve Patel
13
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017187 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Apr 1996 Tine M. Kline
31
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017206 Rutherford Tennessee 11 Apr 1989 Flower
22
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017206MTSU017207 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017197 DeKalb Tennessee 20 Mar 1991 Riki Howard
46
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017189 Williamson Tennessee 20 Apr 1997 Ashley Drake
4
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017221 Claiborne Tennessee 08 Apr 1987 Riley E. Sain
34
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017216 Bradley Tennessee 26 Mar 1976 M.E.M
26
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017212 Rutherford Tennessee 04 Apr 1986 Joe Jones
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017198 Cheatham Tennessee 06 Apr 1986 Reagan Bristol
20
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017219 Davidson Tennessee 16 Apr 1983 Robin Huckabee
27
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017208 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Apr 1986 Benedicta Kurunwune
26
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017181 Cannon Tennessee 12 Apr 2009 Rachel Sellers
28
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017188 Gibson Tennessee 10 Apr 1998 Crystal L. Lemings
10
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017211 Davidson Tennessee 01 Apr 1986 Ramona Winters
5
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017214 Rutherford Tennessee 27 Apr 1984 Lynn Kimberlin
31
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017183 Wilson Tennessee 31 Mar 2012 Nancy Duke
10
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017151 Rutherford Tennessee 01 Apr 2013 Nia Davis, Deborah Davis
23
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017195 Marshall Tennessee 10 Apr 1991 Melissa E. Jablonski
30
MTSU
Phlox subulata
UCHT034155 Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UOS04976 Franklin Tennessee Mary P Priestley
UOS
Phlox subulata
MTSU017185 Giles Tennessee 06 Apr 2007 Julie Folks
4
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017194 Coffee Tennessee 01 Apr 1995 Jagruti Patidar
13
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017213 Rutherford Tennessee 04 Apr 1985 Pam Bohall
11
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017202 Rutherford Tennessee 30 Apr 1989 Brian Boatman
33
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017220 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Apr 1980 Jamie Jones
154
MTSU
Phlox subulata
MTSU017190 Warren Tennessee 01 Apr 1995 Carolyn Pinckley
32
MTSU
Phlox subulata
UCHT036592 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
UCHT034156 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Phlox subulata
SWMT02931 Shelby Tennessee Clara Ann Mormann
SWMT
Phlox subulata
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