Botanical name: Polemoniaceae
Botanical name: Polemoniaceae
Species of Phlox
Calico is a small genus of flowering plants in the phlox family.
Leptosiphon are a genus of flowering plants that includes both wildflowers and several species that are grown as ornamentals. Several are important host plants for insects, including the Buckwheat Borer moth. A few are listed as critically endangered, largely due to habitat loss.
Trumpets are a genus native to North and South America notable by their trumpet-shaped flowers. It's no wonder, then, how they got their common name "Trumpets"! The seeds of these plants become a gel-like texture when wet. The genus name Collomia derives from the Greek word "kolla" for glue, in reference to the wet, sticky seeds.
Bristly Langloisia has only one species. It is native to the western United States. It is an annual plant, growing to 4 to 20 cm tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, linear, densely bristly and with a toothed margin. The flowers are white to light blue or pale purple in color, with a deeply five-lobed corolla.
Navarretia are flowering plants that are known for their physical resemblance to a pincushion. The flower-bearing portion of these native North American plants is covered in spikes that fan out to resemble pins emerging from a round ball. They are known to be central parts of the ecosystem within vernal pools, which are seasonal pools that form within drier landscapes and provide places where other organisms gather and interact.
Linanthus are flowering plants that grow in the Americas. These plants are characterized by bunches of multiple branches that stem directly from the base of the plant, then lead to the flowers. Some linanthus can have trouble reproducing due to pollinators distributing the wrong type of pollen on the plant. The scientific name 'Linanthus' is derived from the Greek word for "flax flower" because the flowers resemble those from the flax plant.
Gilia is an intriguing plant with a rich history. Its delicate flowers have captivated garden enthusiasts for centuries. This plant's unique feature is its ability to attract a wide variety of insects and birds, making it a valuable addition to any garden ecosystem. Its vibrant blooms appear during the summer months, creating a colorful display in meadows and wildflower habitats. It is truly a remarkable plant that adds beauty and interest to any landscape.
Cobaea is a genus of flowering plants including about 20 species of rapid growing, ornamental climbers native to Mexico. The woody stems can reach 6 m. Leaves are alternate lobed with opposite pairs and tendrils. In late summer to early spring, the large, bell-shaped flowers are borne profusely and singly along the stems with bright green, violet, or purple in colors.
Cantua is a genus of flowering plants in the family Polemoniaceae which is in the order Ericales. There are currently about 12 species. They are restricted to central South America where many species are endemics in the countries of occurrence.
Offering up to twenty leaflets, this plant was named Jacob's ladder after the ladder that biblical figure Jacob dreamed of. It produces vibrant cup-shaped flowers that do well in borders, rock gardens, and woodlands. The jacob's ladders are native alongside the streams of forests in North America. There it attracts pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds.
Woollystars is a genus of flowering plants in the phlox family. These wildflowers are somewhat diverse in appearance but are usually erect, thin-stemmed herbs which bear purple to white blooms. Most species have inflorescences which are webbed with a woolly mesh of white fibers. Woollystars are native to western North America.
Native to the Americas, ipomopsis are flowering plants with grayish green to blue-green foliage and somewhat inconspicuous, but quite elongated tubular flowers. Their Latin name Ipomopsis can be translated as "resembling-Ipomoea", referring to their similarity to the plants of the Ipomoea genus (morning glories). They can be annual or perennial.
The phloxes are a group of hardy, flowering plants that will be familiar to many gardeners. With many species bearing showy flowers and being very cold-tolerant (many are naturally found in high alpine environments or at very high latitudes), phloxes are very popular ornamentals, and there are dozens of garden cultivars. Phloxes are also noteworthy for being particularly attractive to butterflies – for this reason, they're often a staple in temperate pollinator gardens.