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Houstonia purpurea

Common Name(s):
Large houstonia, Woodland bluets
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Early summer
Height:
6-8 in.
Foliage:
Branching, hairy stems; ovate, 1-2.25 in. opposite, sessile leaves; 3-veined
Flower:
Broad terminal cluster of three or more blooms composed of four lavender-blue to whitish petals that fuse into a deep tube; central flower opens first
Site:
Well-drained slopes, moist woods
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2614

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