Plant ID forum: Southern bluet (Houstonia micrantha); Carpet of white flowers E.Texas

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 16, 2012 3:35 PM CST

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This plant recently started blooming around my area. It's about 1 inch high. Any ideas?



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Dutchlady1
Feb 16, 2012 3:53 PM CST
I know it.... but can't think of the name Shrug!
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 16, 2012 6:55 PM CST

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A species of Houstonia?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 16, 2012 7:05 PM CST
I does look like Houstonia "Bluets"
Bonap shows Houstonia rosea and Houstonia micrantha growing in your area. http://www.bonap.org/BONAPmaps2010/Houstonia.html
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 16, 2012 8:25 PM CST

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Yes, it definitely does look like a Houstonia. I've never heard of this genus before.

Looking further into this, I am sure that it's the H. microntha. It matches every detail of that species. Thank you all!
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JRsbugs
Feb 16, 2012 8:47 PM CST
Houstonia micrantha looks a good match ..

http://www.usm.edu/herbarium/january_february_2010.htm

Others in TX..

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HOUST

Houstonia acerosa .. no match

http://www.thehibbitts.net/terry/Plants/Rubiaceae.html

Houstonia correllii .. can't find but there's a description of some Houstonia on google books..

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=pM-UVgc-BDkC&pg=PA269&lpg...

Houstonia croftiae .. google doesn't recognise it. I found it on an edu site, no flowers but leaves.

http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/prc/digflora/wrc/Endemics/Houst...

Houstonia humifusa .. no match

http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=25941

Houstonia parviflora .. don't think so

http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/97687

http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=21032

Houstonia purpurea .. no match

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HOPU2

Houstonia pusilla .. no match

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HOPU3

Houstonia rosea .. no match

http://www.pbase.com/cmf46/olympus_c8080wzunique_wildflowers...

Houstonia rubra .. no match

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HORU

Houstonia subviscosa .. no match

http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/prc/digflora/wrc/Endemics/Houst...

Houstonia wrightii .. no match

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HOWR

http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=1540





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