|Scientific Name||Amsonia longiflora||USDA PLANTS Symbol||AMLO|
|Common Name||Tubular Bluestar||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||30141|
|Description||Habitat: Limey soils in open areas and clay soils; washes, ravines, slopes of the Trans-Pecos and Central Texas.
Plant: Erect perennial 8 to 24 inches tall, multiple smooth stems from woody base.
Leaves: Alternate, smooth, linear-lanceolate to filiform, 3/4 to 2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Pale blue, rarely white, flowers about one inch across in terminal clusters with a narrow long tube 1 to 1-1/2 inches long opening into 5 petal-like lobes in a star shape; slender corolla tube is constricted at its opening.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: Shinners & Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas, and "Manual of Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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