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Amsonia palmeri (Palmer's bluestar)
Anderson, Wynn

Amsonia palmeri

Amsonia palmeri A. Gray

Palmer's Bluestar, Slimpod, Star Flower

Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)

Synonym(s): Amsonia hirtella, Amsonia hirtella var. pogonosepala, Amsonia pogonosepala, Amsonia standleyi

USDA Symbol: AMPA5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Habitat: Along watercourses in riparian forests, desert grasslands, mesquite scrublands and pinyon juniper woodlands. Also found in sandy or rocky soil in arroyos, draws and small canyons.


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

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Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-03-10
Research By: CBR

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