Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


701

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA), endemic to Central & Southern Appalachians

Look for it on streambanks, grassy balds, moist forests, seepy rock outcrops, spray cliffs, and moist distured areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue
Eye: Yellow/White
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 serpyllifolia   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia serpyllifolia   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-08-002:
Houstonia serpyllifolia   FAMILY Rubiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Thyme-leaved Bluet, Appalachian Bluet, Prostrate Bluet, Marsh Bluet