Phlox divaricata L.
Also known as: wild blue phlox, Louisiana phlox, blue woodland phlox, sweet william, wild sweet william.
Calling them blue is a bit of a misnomer as they're more commonly a lavender to whitish color. They can be found in both woodlands and in fields providing nectar for bees and butterflies.
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.