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phlox

 (flŏks)
n. pl. phlox or phlox·es
Any of various North American plants of the genus Phlox, having opposite leaves and flowers with a variously colored salverform corolla.

[New Latin Phlox, genus name, coined by Carolus Linnaeus, from Latin phlox, a kind of plant bearing showy, odorless flowers, from Greek, flame, wallflower (wallflowers being so called because of their flamelike color); see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

phlox

(flɒks)
n, pl phlox or phloxes
(Plants) any polemoniaceous plant of the chiefly North American genus Phlox: cultivated for their clusters of white, red, or purple flowers
[C18: via Latin from Greek: a plant of glowing colour, literally: flame]

phlox

(flɒks)

n., pl. phlox, phlox•es.
any plant of the genus Phlox, of North America, certain species of which are cultivated for their flowers.
[1700–10; < New Latin; Latin: a flame-colored plant < Greek phlóx literally, flame]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phlox - any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phloxphlox - any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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
chickweed phlox, Phlox bifida, Phlox stellaria, sand phlox - low mat-forming herb of rocky places in United States
dwarf phlox, moss phlox, mountain phlox, Phlox subulata, moss pink - low tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves and pink or white flowers; native to United States and widely cultivated as a ground cover
fringed pink, ground pink, Linanthus dianthiflorus, moss pink - low wiry-stemmed branching herb or southern California having fringed pink flowers
evening-snow, Linanthus dichotomus - small California annual with white flowers
Translations

phlox

[flɒks] N (phlox or phloxes (pl)) → flox m

phlox

nPhlox m
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Was it, though, the ever beautiful blossoms of hollyhocks and phlox that drew him to the perfumed air of the garden, or that other infinitely more beautiful flower who wandered often among the blooms beneath the great moon--the black-haired, suntanned Meriem?
In front of the house the long borders have been stocked with larkspurs, annual and perennial, columbines, giant poppies, pinks, Madonna lilies, wallflowers, hollyhocks, perennial phloxes, peonies, lavender, starworts, cornflowers, Lychnis chalcedonica, and bulbs packed in wherever bulbs could go.
I love perennial phlox, which in my garden have Perennial just come into flower, and usually last a few weeks.
I love perennial phlox, which in my garden have just come Perennial into flower, and usually last a few weeks.
a I love perennial phlox, which in my garden have just come into flower, and usually last a few weeks.
I love perennial phlox, which in my garden have just come into flower, and Perennial usually last a few weeks.
Give tender candidates a space in your plot IF you want wow factor, consider canna lilies, whose large tropical-looking phlox leaves unfurl to reveal truly showstopping flowers in shades of red, orange, yellow and pink.
I love perennial Perennial phlox, which in my garden have just come into flower, and usually last a few weeks.
ATTENTION GRABBING: Phlox subulata or Moss Pink represents one of those '60-mile-per-hour plants,' which means pretty flowers in the landscape, diverts your attention while you are zipping down the highway.
Our bestselling mix of Phlox subulata are low-growing creeping perennials that work perfectly as ground cover or trailing from a wall for fence.
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