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Amsonia ludoviciana (Louisiana bluestar)
Cressler, Alan

Amsonia ludoviciana

Amsonia ludoviciana Vail

Louisiana Bluestar, Sandhill Bluestar

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)


USDA Symbol: AMLU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Rare in the wild but occasionally available commercially, Sandhill Bluestar grows to a narrow 2 or 3 feet tall.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Flower color varies by plant from white to blue.



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low , Medium
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sand preferred

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-10
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