|Scientific Name||Amsonia ciliata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||AMCI|
|Common Name||Texas Bluestar, Fringed Bluestar||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||30133|
|Family||Apocynaceae (Dogbane)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Limey soils in open slopes and prairies in the Hill Country and North Texas.
Plant: Erect perennial 15 to 24 inches tall.
Leaves: Very narrow, smooth, soft leaves borne singly, but very close together all the way up to the flower cluster.
Inflorescence: Pale blue flowers with a narrow 1/2-inch long tube opening into 5 petal-like lobes in a star shape l/2-inch across with a ring of white at the center.
Bloom Period: March and April.
References: Wildflower Center and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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