Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native: south central US
Documented growing wild in - - -

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate to nearly opposite

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

FRUIT:
Paired follicles

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Amsonia illustris   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amsonia illustris   FAMILY Apocynaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Bluestar, Ozark Bluestar