Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


696

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in forests, woodlands, openings, lawns, a wide variety of disturbed sites, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue (rarely white or lilac)
Eye: Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/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 caerulea   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia caerulea   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-08-001:
Houstonia caerulea   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Hedyotis caerulea

 

COMMON NAME:
Quaker Ladies, Common Bluet, Innocence