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Azure Bluet

Houstonia caerulea


This small, delicate perennial is found growing in compact tufts, 8 in. high. The plants may cover broad expanses. Tiny flowers are pale blue with yellow centers, tubular, four-lobed, solitary, and terminal. Spatula-shaped leaves occur in basal rosettes. Stem leaves are small and the stems are unbranched.


Native Distribution: N.S. to Ont. & WI, s. to GA, LA & AR; more common eastward Native Habitat: Deciduous woods; moist meadows; clearings


Spotted growing along road to Cooper's Furnace Day Use Area at Allatoona Dam Cartersville, GA

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Emerson, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Mar 30, 2014
Submitted on May 22, 2014

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