Random Plant: Azure bluet

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Azure bluet (Houstonia caerulea, Rubiaceae) photographed 05/02/2014 at Zaleski State Forest near Athens, Ohio.

Inhabiting deciduous woodlands and moist meadows, azure bluet (Houstonia caerulea, Rubiaceae) can be found throughout much of eastern North America. While the small basal leaves aren’t obvious, the small but bright blue-and-yellow flowers definitely are. These four-parted flowers typically grow in dense clusters, with one flower on each of the thin, delicate stems. Blooming from mid-spring to mid-summer, these short but attractive plants are a rewarding sight.

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About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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