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Burmannia capitata (Southern bluethread )
Cressler, Alan

Burmannia capitata

Burmannia capitata (J.F. Gmel.) Mart.

Southern Bluethread

Burmanniaceae (Burmannia Family)


USDA Symbol: BUCA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White, sometimes tinged blueish or greenish.


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , OK , SC , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-05
Research By: SET

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