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Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa

Houstonia purpurea L. var. calycosa A. Gray

Venus' Pride, Purple Bluets

Rubiaceae (Madder family)

Synonym(s): Hedyotis lanceolata, Hedyotis purpurea var. calycosa, Houstonia calycosa, Houstonia lanceolata

USDA Symbol: HOPUC

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Purple or lavender to pinkish to white.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , TN , VA , VT , WV
Native Habitat: Sandy soil, wooded hillsides, low woodlands, meadows, clearings, roadsides.

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa

Metadata

Record Modified: 2021-07-02
Research By: CBR

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