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Blue stars again

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Blue Stars Flowering 5174

Here’s a delicate wildflower that’s native in Austin and even grows on my western side of town but that I rarely see: Amsonia ciliata, known as blue stars. I felt fortunate to find a little group of them on undeveloped land at the corner of Old Spicewood Springs Rd. and Spicewood Springs Rd. on March 24th. (This is the same parcel where I’ve found ladies’ tresses orchids each November for the past few years.)

To see the places in the mostly southeastern United States where blue stars grow, you can check the USDA’s state-clickable map.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 30, 2014 at 6:04 AM

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