Connecticut Plants
Moss Phlox
Phlox subulata L.

Moss phlox is not native to Connecticut, though it occasionally grows as a garden escape.

  • Family: phlox (Polemoniaceae)
  • Habitat: old home sites, disturbed habitats
  • Height: 3 to 5 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch wide
  • Flower color: pink or occasionally white
  • Flowering time: April to May
  • Origin: mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.

Photographed in Chester County, Pennsylvania in early May.