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Houstonia wrightii (Pygmy bluet)
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Houstonia wrightii

Houstonia wrightii A. Gray

Pygmy Bluet

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Synonym(s): Hedyotis cervantesii, Hedyotis pygmaea, Hedyotis wrightii

USDA Symbol: HOWR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1952), Cuba and his native Connecticut.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Pubescence: Scabrous
Inflorescence: Axillary , Cyme , Terminal
Fruit Type: Capsule
Flower:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: White to pale-purple.

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM , TX
Native Distribution: Central Trans-Pecos of Texas, south-east Arizona, north to western Oklahoma.
Native Habitat: Open hillsides, rocky canyon slopes, sandy mountain streams.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU
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.

Bibliography

Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-08-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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