OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia canadensis   FAMILY Rubiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada Bluet


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image of Houstonia canadensis, Canada Bluet

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_canadensis_3

April        

Flowers similar to H. purpurea, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Houstonia canadensis, Canada Bluet

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_canadensis_c

July        

Our only Houstonia with basal leaves ciliate and present at flowering, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia canadensis   FAMILY Rubiaceae

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

 

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2961

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia & possibly North Carolina

Documented growing wild in GA NC? -

Rare

Look for it in dry limestone barrens (sometimes locally abundant in shallow soils over limestone), limestone woodlands and 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
Basal & opposite
Margins entire

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


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