Phlox pilosa - Downy Phlox

Phlox pilosa - Downy Phlox - Alum Cove, Arkansas

Phlox pilosa - Downy Phlox - Alum Cove, Arkansas

This flower gets its name from the slightly hairy, or downy, stalks with pink or pale pink flowers, sometimes with a purple center. It is found in areas with thin soils and rocky or shale outcroppings. It can be found statewide from April through July.