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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Amsonia illustris Woods.
Ozark bluestar, Showy blue-star, Missouri blue star, Swamp bluestar
USDA Symbol: AMIL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Flowers 1 inch Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AR , KS , MO , OK , TX Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Marshes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Clay, Sand, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Acid-based. Perhaps best in clay.
Conditions Comments: Half day of sun best.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive, Blooms ornamental, Bog or pond area
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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Record Modified: 2009-02-02
Research By: TWC Staff