Definition of Dwarf phlox

1. Noun. Low tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves and pink or white flowers; native to United States and widely cultivated as a ground cover.

Exact synonyms: Moss Phlox, Moss Pink, Mountain Phlox, Phlox Subulata
Generic synonyms: Phlox

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dwarf Phlox

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dwarf phlox (current term)
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Literary usage of Dwarf phlox

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1905)
"The pink and white dwarf phlox subulata or moss phlox, soon make a regular carpet of pink and white in May and early June. The perennial Candytuft (Iberis ..."

2. Analytical Class-book of Botany: Designed for Academies and Private Students by Frances Harriet Green, Joseph W. Congdon (1857)
"dwarf phlox. Stems procumbent, tufted, clothed with minute down, very branching- leaves rigid, subulate, or very narrowly linear, small, crowded, ..."

3. Alpines and Bog-plants by Reginald John Farrer (1908)
"One dwarf Phlox that I have as nivalis is a wonder of loveliness—close to Nelsoni, that snowy carpet- marvel, and actually sustaining the comparison. ..."

4. Indoors and Out (1905)
"... Papaver nudicaule in var., Oriental Poppies in var., Phlox in five or six leading varieties with colors harmonizing, a few masses of dwarf Phlox, ..."

5. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1855)
"The scollop-shaped beds on the outside may be filled with a promiscuous collection of plants of low growth, such as dwarf phlox, dwarf pinks, Lysimachia, ..."

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