Houstonia purpurea
(Large Bluet)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Large Bluet, Venus' Pride, Woodland Bluet, Purple Bluet, Large Houstonia, Summer Bluet
    Synonyms: Hedyotis purpurea
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - July
    Status: Native

Houstonia purpurea, or Large Bluet, is native to the much of the eastern US, including the Southeast and Appalachian regions, but also extending into the south-central US and the Ozarks and southern Illinois and Indiana, and even reaching into a couple of counties in Michigan. It is a perennial that grows in moist to dry open woods, rocky partially shaded woods and along woodland edged, ravines and streambanks. It blooms in mid to late spring into early summer with purple to light purple flowers.

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