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Houstonia pusilla Schöpf. Tiny Bluet. Phen: Mar-Apr. Hab: Woodlands, prairies, glades, barrens, lawns, cemeteries, and other disturbed sites. Dist: MD south to Panhandle FL, west to TX, and inland from IL west to NE, south to TN and TX. The natural habitats and original distribution of this species are obscure.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl5, G, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NY, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Terrell (1991), Terrell (1996); = Hedyotis crassifolia Raf. – C, GrPl, GW2, Tx; = Houstonia minima L.C.Beck – F, S; = n/a – Tat; < Hedyotis caerulea (L.) Hook. – Rogers (1987); > Houstonia crassifolia Raf. – Il; > Houstonia patens Elliott – F; < Houstonia pusilla Schöpf – S; > Houstonia pusilla Schöpf – Il

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: UPL
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 8

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