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Eustoma exaltatum ssp. exaltatum (Catchfly prairie gentian)
Cressler, Alan

Eustoma exaltatum ssp. exaltatum

Eustoma exaltatum (L.) Salisb. ex G. Don ssp. exaltatum

Catchfly Prairie Gentian, Bluebell Gentian, Western Blue Gentian, Blue Marsh Lily, Small Bluebell

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Synonym(s): Eustoma barkleyi

USDA Symbol: euexe2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , FL , LA , MS , NM , TX
Native Habitat: low spots on praries, low open ground, disturbed sites

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: Whether this plant is a separate species from Eustoma Russellianium (Bluebell) or not is still up for debate.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Eustoma exaltatum ssp. exaltatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eustoma exaltatum ssp. exaltatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eustoma exaltatum ssp. exaltatum


Record Modified: 2023-02-10
Research By: NPC

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