|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Ericales||Tea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others|
|Genus||Phlox||Greek φλόξ, means “flame”|
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Phlox pilosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Massachusetts
≈ 3½ × 2½" (8.8 × 7.2 cm)