|Photo taken by Gil Nelson|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons|
| Phlox floridana|
|Natural range of Phlox floridana from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Common name: Florida phlox
P. floridana has been documented to occur on a sandy ridge in a longleaf pine/scrub-oak woodland; pine/hardwood forest; open piney areas; sandy soil of open pine flatwoods; amongst grasses in a burned longleaf pine forest; along the edge of pine-oak-hickory woods; semi-boggy slope of longleaf pine savanna; and an annually burned pine savanna. It has been observed to grow on sandy roadsides, picnic areas, dry sand and gravel in an old field, cut and burned over pine flatwoods, and along a powerline corridor.  Soils observed include sand, dry sandy loam, drying loamy sand, and in shaded loose loamy sand.  Associated species include Pinus palustris, Tetragonotheca, Onosmodium, Pediomelum, Quercus laurifolia, Quercus margarettae, Quercus incana, Quercus laevis, Vaccinium arboreum, Vaccinium stamineum, Opuntia humifusa and Asclepias. 
This species is thought to be dispersed by wind. 
It flowers within two months of burning in early summer. KMR
Conservation and management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: July 2015. Collectors: Robert K. Godfrey, K. Craddock Burks, Loran C. Anderson, Michael Cartrett, Robert Doren, Robert Kral, Sidney McDaniel, C. Jackson, Andre F. Clewell, S. W. Leonard, W. W. Baker, Cecil R Slaughter, R.A. Norris, R. Komarek. States and Counties: Florida: Bay, Calhoun, Clay, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton. Georgia: Grady, Thomas. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
- Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 12 DEC 2016
- Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.