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Plant Details

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Bluestar, Blue Dogbane, Willow Amsonia

Scientific Name:

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Common Name:

Bluestar, Blue Dogbane, Willow Amsonia

Plant Family

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

Part-sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic (*)

Bloom Time:

April, May

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast) but mainly Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich forests, rocky forests, riverside scours.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Plant in Bloom

Tom Harville's Garden, April 2004

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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