Hustonia caerulea 

Bluets Quaker Ladies

Names and Myths

Hustonia of Houston (William Houston 1695-1733 British botanist who died in 1733 after a collecting trip around the Gulf of Mexico17)

caerulea blue

Natural history / Folklore

Common plant often found in tufts along trails. Pollinated by sulphur and painted lady butterflies. W. Atlee Burpee offered them in his seed catalog, but possibly due to the small flower size they were not a success.17


Fragile inconspicuous leaves, with tiny small four pointed blue flowers. 44

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