Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum

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Scientific Name Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum (Eustoma grandiflorum) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Texas Bluebells, Showy Prairie Gentian ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Gentianaceae (Gentian) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Erect annual or short-lived perennial grows to 1 to 2 feet tall, several stems; stalkless, ovate/elliptical blue-green leaves about 3 inches long, 3-veined; large blue-purple flowers, 2 to 2-1/2 inches across with 5 petals and yellow 2-lobed stigma in the center; occasionally white, pink or yellow. Descr. excert from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist. Texas Status

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