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 !!