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Buchnera americana (American bluehearts)
Cressler, Alan

Buchnera americana

Buchnera americana L.

American bluehearts, Bluehearts

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Buchnera breviflora, Buchnera floridana

USDA Symbol: BUAM

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), CAN (N)

 

From the Image Gallery

14 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Loam

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FACU FACU FAC 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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0082 Collected Oct. 24, 1990 in Bexar County by Mollie Walton

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Buchnera americana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Buchnera americana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Buchnera americana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-09-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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