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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Amsonia ludoviciana Vail
Louisiana bluestar, Sandhill bluestar
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low , Medium
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sand preferred
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-09