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Bluets Houstonia caerulea
Bedstraw or Madder Rubiaceae family

Short (1/2" or less), narrow leaves are paired along the stem. Most of the leaves are found at the base of the stem. The fern-like leaves in the left side of this picture are not the bluet's leaves - the leaves shown toward the bottom center of the picture belong to the bluet.

Flowers have 4 pale blue or white petals, with a yellow eye. 1/3 - 1/3" wide.

Form/habitat: Bluets are slender plants that tend to grow in bunches or colonies.

You will find them in grassy meadows, open woods, or dry places along a road.

Bluets grow 2 - 8" high.

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