Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Houstonia caerulea L.
Common name(s): azure bluet, little bluet, Quaker ladies
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-generally flowers May-June in ME
-small white or blueish flowers
-simple opposite leaves
-anthropogenic disturbed areas
-forests and fields
-shores of rivers
Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.
Go Botany. “Houstonia Caerulea L.” Houstonia Caerulea (Little Bluet): Go Botany, 2020, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/houstonia/caerulea/.