genus Phlox


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Polemoniaceae, phlox family, Polemoniaceae - a widely distributed family of chiefly herbaceous plants of the order Polemoniales; often have showy flowers
phlox - any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers
chickweed phlox, Phlox bifida, Phlox stellaria, sand phlox - low mat-forming herb of rocky places in United States
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
This is the first comprehensive natural history of the genus phlox, whose 61 species of the diminutive, predominantly pink and white flowers can be found throughout North America and parts of Mexico.