Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


700

Forb
Annual

Native to Carolinas & Georgia - natural habitats & original distribution obscure
Common (rare in Mountains)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it in woodlands, lawns, cemeteries, and other disturbed sites, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Deep lavender
Eye: Red
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Houstonia pusilla   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Houstonia pusilla   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-08-003:
Houstonia pusilla   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991):
Hedyotis crassifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933):
Houstonia minima

 

COMMON NAME:
Tiny Bluet, Small Bluet