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Plant Details

Houstonia caerulea

Quaker Ladies, Innocence, Common Bluet

Scientific Name:

Houstonia caerulea

Common Name:

Quaker Ladies, Innocence, Common Bluet

Plant Family

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Size in Feet:

.5

Light:

Full sun - Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Notes:

This plant likes sun and dampness but will grow in many environments. In the Piedmont and coast it will generally bloom more sparsely than in the cooler mountains.

Blooms

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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Blooms in moss

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Tom Harville

Leaves

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Tom Harville

Bloom & Bud

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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