Missouri Wildflower Guide


--and the wild phlox, streaking the vistas of woods here and there with broad lines of lavender, seemingly bouquet the earth with blossoms in honor of the loveliest month of spring.

 

From "Nature-Notes and Impressions" by Madison Cawein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Sweet William

A delightful, sweet-scented wildflower also known as Blue Phlox, this plant grows in rich woodland soil and along creeks, blooming in the spring. It is eaten by white-tailed deer, and ruffed grouse sometimes eat the seed capsules.

 

  • Bloom Time

    Apr-Jun

     

  • Habit

    Herbaceous

     

  • Height

    To 1 foot