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Apocynaceae > Amsonia (bluestar)

Eastern Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana) Eastern Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana)
Orange Co., NC
25 Apr 2006

Common and statewide in North Carolina, 2 varieties based on leaf shape have been recognized by some authors. This would be the wide leaf variety Amsonia tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana.

Eastern Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana) Eastern Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana)
Orange Co., NC
25 Apr 2006


Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; Alan Weakley's Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Supplemental resources include USDA plants website, and NatureServe.


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