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Amsonia jonesii

Amsonia jonesii Woodson

Colorado Desert Blue Star, Jones' Bluestar

Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall, often much shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AZ , CO , NM , UT
Native Habitat: Sandy sagebrush deserts and pinyon-juniper woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-03-09
Research By: CBR

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