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Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Amsonia tabernaemontana Walter var. salicifolia (Pursh) Woodson

Eastern Bluestar

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Synonym(s): Amsonia salicifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Terminal
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Autumn Foliage: yes

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Pale blue to white.


USA: AL , AR , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OH , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Drought Tolerance: High

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE


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


Record Modified: 2023-06-12
Research By: SET

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