Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2964

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in seasonally and periodically wet soils of shallow soil mats and crevices of granitic domes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Margins entire

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Houstonia longifolia var. glabra   FAMILY Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia longifolia   FAMILY Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-08-006?:
Houstonia longifolia   FAMILY Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Houstonia longifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Granite Dome Bluet


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image of Houstonia longifolia var. glabra, Granite Dome Bluet

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_holo_001_lvd

        

image of Houstonia longifolia var. glabra, Granite Dome Bluet

JK Marlow    jkm120505_245

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Leaves 1.5-6.0mm wide, 4-11x long as wide. Stems glabrous or glabrate, per Weakley's Flora.