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Plant Details

Amsonia ciliata

Fringed Bluestar, Sandhill Bluestar

Scientific Name:

Amsonia ciliata

Common Name:

Fringed Bluestar, Sandhill Bluestar

Plant Family

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Soil Moisture:

Dry(*)

Bloom Area:

Sandhills

Habitat Description:

Sandhills

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Sandhills Bluestar have slender, hairy leaves giving the plant a "fringed" appearance. Flowers have 5 fused petals forming a slender tube and often attract long-tongued bee flies as pollinators. A handsome sandhills species, often growing in clumps. Leaves persist into fall when they turn golden brown.

Amsonia ciliata blossom detail

Pale blue blossoms grow in terminal clusters.

Will Stuart

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