Phlox drummondii

(Click image to Enlarge)

Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

«
»
  • Botanical Name : Phlox drummondii Hook.
  • The species is named in the honour of a Scotish botanist Thomas Drummond.

  • Synonyms : Armeria drummondii (Hook.) Kuntze
  • Common Name : Annual Phlox, Drummond's Phlox
  • Plant Family : Polemoniaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Van Chetana Kendra

About Phlox drummondii Plant :

  • Habit : An annual, tall, erect, branched herb.
  • Leaves : Alternate, lanceolate or oblong, acute, sessile.
  • Inflorescence : Cymes
  • Flowers :
    • Pedicellate, showy.
    • Calyx 5- lobed, narrow, acute.
    • Corolla of 5 petals, salver-shaped, twisted, in variety of colours from pink, purple, lavender, lilac, vermilion, scarlet to white.
    • Stamens unequal.
  • Fruit : Capsule globular with 3-5 seeds.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : January - March
  • Significance :
    • It is excellent for beds, borders and pot.
    • Generally grown as an ornamental plant.