Prairie phlox (Phlox pilosa var. fulgida)

Prairie phlox photograph

Up to 2 feet tall. Leaves opposite, narrow, up to 3 inches long, and tapered to a sharp point. Flowers pink-purple, about 3/4 inch wide, in a loosely branched cluster at the top of the hairy stem. Dry to mesic prairies. Blooms June-July.