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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Houstonia procumbens   FAMILY Rubiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia procumbens   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Genera of Cinchonoideae (Rubiaceae) in the southeastern US (Rogers, 1987)
Hedyotis procumbens

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-08-004:
Houstonia procumbens   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Houstonia procumbens

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Bluet, Roundleaf Bluet, Trailing Bluet, Fairy-footprints


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image of Houstonia procumbens, Creeping Bluet, Roundleaf Bluet, Trailing Bluet, Fairy-footprints

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_houstonia_procumbens

March        

Creeping, often matted, with decumbent stems & ovate to nearly round leaves, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Houstonia procumbens   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia procumbens   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Genera of Cinchonoideae (Rubiaceae) in the southeastern US (Rogers, 1987)
Hedyotis procumbens

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-08-004:
Houstonia procumbens   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Houstonia procumbens

 

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2319

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common in Coastal Plain

Look for it on beach dunes, in moist to wet sandy pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Winter/SpringFall
White rarely pale lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens

FRUIT:
Winter/SpringFall
Capsule

 

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