Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2960

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in dry woodlands, banks, rock outcrops, shallow soils around mafic & calcareous rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa   FAMILY Rubiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-08-005?:
Houstonia purpurea   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Hedyotis purpurea var. calycosa

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Midwestern Summer Bluet, Venus's Pride