Phlox family

FORM Mainly annual or perennial herbs.

Flowers with 5 fused sepals and 5 fused petals, funnel or bell shaped. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple or compound.

Genera         15          

Species  300 in our area 22 (Gray); 21 (B&B)43

Distribution North American

Flowers Showy, terminal clusters, or solitary

#Parts      5 fused sepals, 5 fused petals 5 stamens attached to the corolla. Symmetry

Leaves simple Phlox, dissected or pinnately compound Polemonium, alternate or opposite often entire.