Mauve-pink flower heads on top of sturdy stems with thick, glossy leaves. The stems have red mottling. Also known as Spotted Phlox (and somewhat confusingly also called Wild Sweet William), Meadow Phlox blooms earlier than Tall Phlox (Phlox paniculata), has darker green leaves and better mildew resistance. Flowers are fragrant and attract many pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds. Several moth caterpillars feed on the plants.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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