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Amsonia longiflora var. salpignantha (Tubular bluestar)
Stocker, Jennifer

Amsonia longiflora var. salpignantha

Amsonia longiflora Torr. var. salpignantha (Woodson) S.P. McLaughlin

Tubular Bluestar, Trumpet Slimpod

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Synonym(s): Amsonia salpignantha


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Pale lead-blue or white.


Native Distribution: Texas Edwards Plateau and eastern Trans-Pecos and adjacent Mexico. (293).
Native Habitat: "Limestone hills and in rocky canyons and high valleys." (293).

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist


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

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-09-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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