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Amsonia ludoviciana (Louisiana bluestar)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Amsonia ludoviciana

Amsonia ludoviciana Vail

Louisiana bluestar, Sandhill bluestar

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: AMLU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Rare in the wild but occasionally available commercially, Sandhill Bluestar grows to a narrow 2 or 3 feet tall and blooms a deep steely blue, in the words of native plant writers Sally and Andy Wasowski. It can also grow in the drying sands prevalent in many parts of the southeastern US.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue

Distribution

USA: LA , MS

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low , Medium
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sand preferred

Bibliography

Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Record Modified: 2013-09-09
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