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Houstonia caerulea

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Houstonia caerulea (azure bluet or Quaker ladies) is a perennial species in the Rubiaceae family.<ref name="Wildflowers"/> It is native to eastern Canada (Ontario to Newfoundland) and the eastern United States (Maine to Wisconsin, south to Florida and Louisiana, with scattered populations in Oklahoma).<ref>Biota of North America Program</ref>

Description

Houstonia caerulea produces showy flowers approximately 1 cm across. These flowers are four-parted with pale blue petals and a yellow center. The foliage is a basal rosette. Stems are up to 20 cm tall with one flower per stalk. It thrives in moist acidic soils in shady areas, growing especially well among grasses.<ref>Scoggan, H. J. 1979. Dicotyledoneae (Loasaceae to Compositae). Part 4. 1117–1711 pp. In Flora of Canada. National Museums of Canada, Ottawa.</ref>

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Further reading

Featured in Minecraft as Azure Bluet

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