Houstonia caerulea

Common Bluets, Azure Bluets

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Family: Rubiaceae

Mid-Atlantic bloom time: April - May
Mid-Atlantic fruit ripe: May - June

Our most common bluets, with pale azure-blue petals and a yellow center. The much less common Common Bluets (Houstonia pusilla) flowers have a purple-red and yellow center and bloom slightly earlier.

16 May 2012
Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park (Central District), VA
28 April 2015
Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, VA

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