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Houstonia micrantha (Shinners) Terrell. Southern Bluet. Phen: Feb-Apr. Hab: Dunes, sandy soils, granitic flatrocks, other glades, disturbed areas, roadsides. Dist: E. and c. GA west to sc. KY, sw. TN, s. MO, nw. AR, south to w. FL Panhandle, s. MS, s. LA, and e. TX. In 2017-2018, found eastwards of its known native distribution on roadsides and other disturbed areas in Wake County, NC (B. England, pers. comm., 2017, 2018). Reported for Barren County, KY (Brock 2020).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl5, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Tn, WH3, Terrell (1996); = Hedyotis australis W.H.Lewis & D.M.Moore – Tx, Rogers (1987); = Houstonia pusilla Schöpf – S, misapplied; = n/a – C

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Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Houstonia micrantha, flat rock county park, muscogee county, georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷


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