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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Houstonia lanceolata   FAMILY Rubiaceae


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Hedyotis purpurea

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-08-005?:
Houstonia purpurea   FAMILY Rubiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Hedyotis purpurea var. calycosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Lanceleaf Bluet, Midwestern Summer Bluet, Glade Mountain Houstonia, Venus's Pride


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image of Houstonia lanceolata, Lanceleaf Bluet, Midwestern Summer Bluet, Glade Mountain Houstonia, Venus's Pride

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hola5_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Houstonia lanceolata   FAMILY Rubiaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Hedyotis purpurea

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-08-005?:
Houstonia purpurea   FAMILY Rubiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Hedyotis purpurea var. calycosa

 

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2960

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

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

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

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering)
Margins entire

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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