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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Amsonia ciliata   FAMILY Apocynaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amsonia ciliata var. ciliata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Amsonia ciliata var. tenuifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 156-01-002:
Amsonia ciliata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Amsonia ciliata var. ciliata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar


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image of Amsonia ciliata, Sandhill Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar

JK Marlow    jkm160417_372

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

image of Amsonia ciliata, Sandhill Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar

JK Marlow    jkm160417_374

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

image of Amsonia ciliata, Sandhill Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar

JK Marlow    jkm160417_376

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

Stem copiously pubescent, bearing filiform to narrowly linear leaves, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Amsonia ciliata, Sandhill Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar

Will Stuart    wil_6933647396_07690c9480

April    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Flowers are hairy on the outside and borne in a terminal panicle, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Amsonia ciliata, Sandhill Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar

Will Stuart    wil6933647396_07690c9480b

April    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Ciliata means "fringed with hairs," derived from the Latin word for eyelash, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Amsonia ciliata, Sandhill Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar

Will Stuart    wil_10361484045

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Amsonia ciliata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amsonia ciliata var. ciliata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Amsonia ciliata var. tenuifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 156-01-002:
Amsonia ciliata   FAMILY Apocynaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Amsonia ciliata var. ciliata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia

 

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78

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in our area)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry woodlands and openings, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate to nearly opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Sepals minute
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Paired follicles

 

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