Phlox amoena Sims - Hairy Phlox
Family - Polemoniaceae
Flowering - March - June.
Habitat - Sandhills, dry woods, hammocks, open banks, roadsides.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found mainly in the northern 2/3 of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its opposite leaves, hairy stems, hairy calices, and pink flowers. The plant has few to no glandular pubescence, which helps distinguish it from P. pilosa L.
Photographs taken off Hwy 80, Macon County, AL., 4-9-05.