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Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Amsonia tabernaemontana Walter var. salicifolia (Pursh) Woodson

Eastern bluestar

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Synonym(s): Amsonia salicifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Terminal
Fruit Type: Follicle
Autumn Foliage: yes

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: May


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Native Distribution:

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Drought Tolerance: High

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia


Record Last Modified: 2013-07-16
Research By: SET

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