Madison Indiana Photography

Woodland Phlox | Clifty Falls State Park Madison Indiana

Here is another example of a beautiful wildflower that grows in the woodlots of Southern Indiana, Woodland Phlox is a wonderful and very fragrant wildflower that is  a great subject to photograph because of the erect structure and vivid color of this  amazing species.

According to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center…

The decumbent stem of wild blue phlox roots at the nodes sending up erect branches 8-18 in. Loose, flat clusters of fragrant, lavender or pink flowers with notched petals occur at the top of these stems. The leaves on decumbent stems are broader than those on flowering stems. A loose cluster of slightly fragrant, light blue flowers tops a somewhat sticky stem that produces leafy, creeping shoots at the base.

This beautiful species is most common in midwestern woods and fields. It is sometimes known as Wild Sweet William, a name also given to P. maculata. The mature plants in the eastern part of the range have notched petals; those in the western do not. The basal runners of the lovely Creeping Phlox (P. stolonifera) form large patches; it has fewer stem leaves and fewer flowers in its clusters; it occurs from Pennsylvania and Ohio south to northern Georgia.

And her a couple of examples of this wonderful little gem and I hope you enjoyed the pics and information !!



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May 7, 2014 - Posted by | Clifty Falls, Clifty Falls State Park, flower photography, indiana photographers, indiana wildflowers, life, macro photography, Madison Indiana, madison indiana photographers, madison indiana photography, nature, nature photography, photography, thoughts, West Street Art Center, wildflowers | , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Beautiful! the flower and the pictures 🙂

    Comment by emmieverlasting | May 7, 2014 | Reply

  2. Phlox is one of my favorites! I find them growing by the roadside a lot. I photographed some that way just last Saturday!

    Comment by Jim Grey | May 7, 2014 | Reply

    • There are a couple old county roads here that are covered with them down here as well !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | May 9, 2014 | Reply

  3. Those are some wondeful shots. Amazing how the photographer can take a common flower and make it look so great!! Really!

    Comment by Howard Grill | May 7, 2014 | Reply

  4. Wonderful detail and color in these lovely images.

    Comment by Anita Bower | May 7, 2014 | Reply

  5. Gorgeous photos, Bernie!

    Comment by montucky | May 12, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks Terry !!

      Comment by coolpicsphotography | May 12, 2014 | Reply

  6. what amazing pictures you take 🙂

    Comment by joshi daniel | May 13, 2014 | Reply

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