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Amsonia longiflora var. longiflora

Amsonia longiflora Torr. var. longiflora

Tubular Bluestar, Trumpet Slimpod

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate , Whorled
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Inflorescence: Thyrse
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers pure white to very pale blue.


Native Distribution: Texas to Arizona and adjacent Mexico.
Native Habitat: "On limestone of mesas, arroyos, ravines and open slopes and in clay shales on hills and flats." (Bibref 293).


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-08-07
Research By: JAM

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