Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Phlox, a genus of North American plants, belonging to the order Polemoniaceas, among the Gamopetalae, cultivated for their showy flowers. These are generally borne in large panicles terminating erect, unbranched stems, and have their parts in whorls of five, and a broad salver-shaped corolla. They are mostly white, red, or purple, and hybridise freely.