Connecticut Plants
Long-leaved Bluet (Long-leaved Houstonia)
Houstonia longifolia Gaertn.

Long-leaved houstonia is a threatened species in Connecticut.

  • Synonyms: Hedyotis longifolia
  • Family: bedstraw (Rubiaceae)
  • Habitat: dry soil, often associated with rocks or gravel
  • Height: 5-10 inches
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch across
  • Flower color: lavender to white
  • Flowering time: June to September
  • Origin: native
Houstonia longifolia Gaertn.

The flowers of long-leaved bluets can be nearly white, pale blue, or pale purple.

Houstonia longifolia Gaertn.

Photographed in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia in late June.

Houstonia longifolia Gaertn.