Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


82

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common

Look for it in floodplain forests, moist, rich slope forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana   FAMILY Apocynaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana   FAMILY Apocynaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 156-01-001:
Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana   FAMILY Apocynaceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Wideleaf Bluestar, Blue Dogbane