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Quaker Ladies, Azure Bluet, Bluets - Houstonia caerulea


Family: Rubiaceae - Madder family Genus Common Name: Bluets Native Status: NativeDicot Perennial Herb
Houstonia caerulea - Quaker Ladies, Azure Bluet, Bluets. Small plant with mostly basal leaves; stem leaves are opposite and quite small. Can form large colonies.

Found in:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

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Houstonia caerulea

Distribution of Houstonia caerulea in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 29 Apr 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Gruetli-Laager, Grundy County, TN Date: 2008-April-26Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
1/125f/8 ISO200
125mm (187 equiv)
While bluets do grow singly, they are more often found in beautiful clusters.
Houstonia caerulea

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