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Amsonia ciliata

Fringed Bluestar, Sandhill Bluestar

Scientific Name:

Amsonia ciliata

Genus:

Amsonia

Species Epithet:

ciliata

Common Name:

Fringed Bluestar, Sandhill Bluestar

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Sandhills

Habitat Description:

Sandhills

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

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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