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 - -

Uncommon in GA

Look for it in seasonally flooded depression wetlands and moist pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate to nearly opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Purplish-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 (11/30/12):
Amsonia rigida   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amsonia rigida   FAMILY Apocynaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Stiff Bluestar, Pond Bluestar, Marsh Bluestar