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phlox  audio  (flks) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. phlox or phlox·es
Any of various North American plants of the genus Phlox, having opposite leaves and flowers with a variously colored salverform corolla.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin, a kind of flame-colored flower, from Greek, flame, wallflower; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots


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