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Eustoma exaltatum ssp. exaltatum (L.) Salisb. ex G. Don
Blue marsh lily, Bluebell gentian, Catchfly prairie gentian, Small bluebell, Western blue gentian
USDA Symbol: EUEXE2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
AL , AR , AZ , CA , FL , LA , MS , NM , TX Native Habitat:
central Texas; low spots on praries, low open ground, or disturbed sites USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Conditions Comments: Whether this plant is a separate species from Eustoma Russellianium (Bluebell) or not is still up for debate, and the only telling difference between this species and the regular Bluebell is their size. Small Bluebells will not grow over one foot in height.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: NPC