Phlox subulata L., Sp. Pl. 1: 152–153 1753. (syn: Armeria subulata (L.) Kuntze; Phlox aristata Lodd.);  

USA (Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana,
Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi,
North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia), Canada (Manitoba,
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec), China (I), Korea (I), Belarus (I),
Slovakia (I), Uzbekistan (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;
Moss Phlox, Moss Pink, Mountain Phlox;

Phlox subulata[1] (creeping phlox, moss phlox,[2] moss pink, or mountain phlox) is a species of flowering plant in the family Polemoniaceae, native to eastern and central USA, and widely cultivated. Growing to 15 cm (6 in) high and covering a 50 cm (20 in) wide area, it is an evergreen perennial forming mats or cushions of hairy, linear leaves. The small, five-petaled flowers bloom in rose, mauve, blue, white, or pink in late spring to early summer.[3]

The Latin specific epithet subulata means awl- or needle-shaped.[4]
The odor given off by the plants is mistaken for that of marijuana.[5][6][7]
(from Wikipedia on 28.10.16)




Plant for ID :: Salzburg, AT :: EU-ARKOCT25 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
This was growing wild by the railway tracks near Salzburg, Austria. Please ID this flower. This was clicked in April 2016.

Phlox sp.

looks like polsterphlox to me. it come in various shades

Thanks again … for the ID – Phlox subulata