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Bruso, George H.
Houstonia procumbens (Walt. ex J.F. Gmel.) Standl.
Innocence, Round-leaf bluets, Roundleaf bluet
Synonyms: Hedyotis procumbens
USDA Symbol: HOPR
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The elliptic to round leaves of this low, creeping, white-flowered relative of the more northern bluets are quite small, as are the petal lobes of the tubular, white flowers.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , SC Native Distribution:
Coastal areas of SC to LA Native Habitat:
Moist, open, sandy areas; pinelands; disturbed sites USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Plant seeds outside as soon as ripe or store, stratify and sow in the spring. Seeds should be sown at a shallow depth. These seedlings will germinate the first year and flower the second. Propagation by division is accomplished by digging the plants in
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Moist stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff