Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2962

Forb
Annual

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare in GA

Look for it on dunes, sandy soils, granitic flatrocks, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Purple/Violet (rarely white)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens
Flowers solitary, terminal

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Houstonia micrantha   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia micrantha   FAMILY Rubiaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
southern bluet