Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Houstonia canadensis Willdenow ex Roemer & J.A. Schultes. Canada Bluet. Phen: Apr-Aug. Hab: Dry limestone barrens (sometimes locally abundant in shallow soils over limestone), limestone woodlands and outcrops. Dist: ME and s. ON west to MI and n. IL, south to sw. VA, se. and c. TN, nw. GA, w. TN, and se. MO (J. Thomas, pers. comm., 2016).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, WV, Terrell (1959), Terrell (1991), Terrell (1996); = Hedyotis canadensis – C, Rogers (1987); > Houstonia canadensis – F; > Houstonia setiscaphia – F

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