phlox family


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Noun1.phlox family - a widely distributed family of chiefly herbaceous plants of the order Polemoniales; often have showy flowers
asterid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
order Polemoniales, Polemoniales - Polemoniaceae; Solanaceae; Boraginaceae; Labiatae; Lentibulariaceae; Pedaliaceae; in some classifications includes the order Scrophulariales
genus Polemonium - type genus of the Polemoniaceae
genus Phlox - herbaceous to shrubby evergreen or deciduous annuals or perennials, diffuse (spreading) or caespitose (tufted or matted); from Alaska and western Canada to Mexico
genus Linanthus, Linanthus - a genus of herbs of the family Polemoniaceae; found in western United States
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Hoover's Woolly-star (Eriastrum hooveri) This plant, an herb in the phlox family (Polemoniaceae), was delisted on October 7.
It is in the phlox family, and grows along roadsides and in gardens.
Smith, now retired, examined 18 members of the phlox family, Polemoniaceae.