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Houstonia humifusa (Matted bluet)
Anderson, Wynn

Houstonia humifusa

Houstonia humifusa (A. Gray) A. Gray

Matted Bluet

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Synonym(s): Hedyotis humifusa, Oldenlandia humifusa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White to pink, occasionally bluish or pale purple to lavender.



From the National Organizations Directory

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

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX


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


Record Modified: 2022-11-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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