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US Wildflower's Database of Blue Wildflowers for Iowa

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Aster: New England Aster, Michaelmas-daisy

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Bellflower: Tall Bellflower, American Bellflower

Campanulastrum americanum*
(Native) Family: Campanulaceae - Bellflower family
Blue Eyed Mary: Blue Eyed Mary, Spring Blue-eyed Mary, Eastern Blue Eyed Mary, Innocence, Lady-by-the-Lake

Collinsia verna*
(Native) Family: Plantaginaceae – Plantain family
Blue-eyed Grass: Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium
(Native) Family: Iridaceae – Iris family
Bluebells: Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia virginica*
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Bluets: Tiny Bluet, Small Bluet, Least Bluet

Houstonia pusilla
(Native) Family: Rubiaceae – Madder family
Bluets: Venus' Pride, Large Bluet, Large Houstonia, Summer Bluet, Purple Bluet

Houstonia purpurea*
(Native) Family: Rubiaceae – Madder family
Camas: Wild Hyacinth; Atlantic Camas

Camassia scilloides*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Chicory: Chicory

Cichorium intybus
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Dayflower: Asiatic Dayflower, Mouse Ears, Dew Herb

Commelina communis
(Introduced) Family: Commelinaceae – Spiderwort family
False Indigo: Indigobush, False Indigo Bush, Desert False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush

Amorpha fruticosa*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Fluxweed: False Pennyroyal, Fluxweed, Glade Bluecurls

Isanthus brachiatus*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Hound's tongue: Wild Comfrey

Cynoglossum virginianum
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Ironweed: Tall Ironweed, Giant Ironweed, Ironweed

Vernonia gigantea*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Knapweed: Bachelor’s Button, Bluebottle, Cornflower, Garden Cornflower

Centaurea cyanus*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Larkspur: Dwarf Larkspur, Spring Larkspur

Delphinium tricorne*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Leather Flower: Western Virgin’s Bower, Western Blue Virginsbower, Mountain Clematis, Purple Clematis, Purple Virgin's-bower

Clematis occidentalis*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Lettuce: Woodland Lettuce, Florida Blue Lettuce, False Lettuce

Lactuca floridana
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Lobelia: Great Blue Lobelia, Blue Cardinal Flower

Lobelia siphilitica*
(Native) Family: Campanulaceae - Bellflower family
Lobelia: Palespike Lobelia, Pale Spiked Lobelia

Lobelia spicata*
(Native) Family: Campanulaceae - Bellflower family
Meadow-rue: Rue Anemone

Thalictrum thalictroides*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Nightshade: Climbing Nightshade, BIttersweet Nightshade, Woody Nightshade, European Bittersweet, Fellenwort, Blue Nightshade

Solanum dulcamara*
(Introduced) Family: Solanaceae – Potato family
Periwinkle: Small Periwinkle, Common Periwinkle, Dwarf Periwinkle, Lesser Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle

Vinca minor*
(Introduced) Family: Apocynaceae – Dogbane family
Phacelia: Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia

Phacelia bipinnatifida*
(Native) Family: Hydrophyllaceae – Waterleaf family
Phlox: Wild Blue Phlox, Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Selfheal: Heal-All, Common Selfheal

Prunella vulgaris*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Skullcap: Heartleaf skullcap

Scutellaria ovata*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Speedwell: Bird's Eye Speedwell, Persian Speedwell, Birdeye Speedwell, Winter Speedwell

Veronica persica*
(Introduced) Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Speedwell: Water Speedwell, Sessile Water-speedwell, Brook-pimpernell, Blue Water Speedwell

Veronica anagallis-aquatica*
(Introduced) Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Spiderwort: Virginia Spiderwort

Tradescantia virginiana
(Native) Family: Commelinaceae – Spiderwort family
Venus' Looking-glass: Venus' Looking Glass, Clasping Bellwort, Clasping Venus' Looking Glass, Roundleaved Triodanis

Triodanis perfoliata*
(Native) Family: Campanulaceae - Bellflower family
Vervain: Narrowleaf Vervain, Simple Verbena

Verbena simplex*
(Native) Family: Verbenaceae – Verbena family
Violet : Common Blue Violet

Viola sororia*
(Native) Family: Violaceae – Violet family
Violet: Bird's-foot violet

Viola pedata*
(Native) Family: Violaceae – Violet family
Violet: Field Pansy, Wild Pansy, Johnny Jump-up

Viola bicolor*
(Native) Family: Violaceae – Violet family
Waxweed: Blue Waxweed, Clammy Cuphea, Tarweed

Cuphea viscosissima*
(Native) Family: Lythraceae – Loosestrife family

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Updated Apr 18, 2015