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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amsonia rigida   FAMILY Apocynaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amsonia rigida   FAMILY Apocynaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Stiff Bluestar, Pond Bluestar, Marsh Bluestar


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image of Amsonia rigida, Stiff Bluestar, Pond Bluestar, Marsh Bluestar

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_amsonia_rigida1

May    Calhoun County    GA

Stem & leaves glabrous; lvs elliptic, lower & upper mostly 3-5x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amsonia rigida   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amsonia rigida   FAMILY Apocynaceae

 

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81

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon in GA

Look for it in seasonally flooded depression wetlands and moist pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

map
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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate to nearly opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Purplish-blue
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Sepals minute
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Paired follicles

 

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