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Houstonia parviflora (Greenman's bluet)
Carr, Bill

Houstonia parviflora

Houstonia parviflora Holz. ex Greenm.

Greenman's Bluet

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Synonym(s): Hedyotis greenmanii

USDA Symbol: HOPA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Inflorescence: Axillary
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Very pale blue.


Native Distribution: Central and south Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Grassy pastures.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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