Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2022

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it usually in dry woodlands, often rocky (esp mafic rocks) or sandy, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Lavender/White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed funnelform corolla
4 included stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Houstonia tenuifolia   FAMILY Rubiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia longifolia   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-08-007:
Houstonia tenuifolia   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Hedyotis nuttalliana

LESS THAN The Genera of Cinchonoideae (Rubiaceae) in the southeastern US (Rogers, 1987)
Hedyotis longifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Diffuse-branched Bluet, Narrow-leaved Houstonia