Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to GA, MS, LA

Look for it in open woodlands around outcrops of Lithonia granitic gneiss {other habitats}, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate to nearly opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Bluish
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 (11/30/12):
Amsonia ludoviciana   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amsonia ludoviciana   FAMILY Apocynaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Louisiana Bluestar