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Bruso, George H.
Houstonia procumbens (Walter ex J.F. Gmel.) Standl.
Innocence, Round-leaf bluets, Roundleaf bluet
Synonym(s): Hedyotis procumbens, Hedyotis procumbens var. hirsuta, Houstonia rotundifolia
USDA Symbol: HOPR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, SC Native Distribution:
Coastal areas of SC
to LA Native Habitat:
Moist, open, sandy areas; pinelands; disturbed sites
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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:
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff