Amsonia tabernaemontana Walt. - Blue Star
Family - Apocyanceae
Flowering - April - May.
Habitat - Rich woods, bottomlands, wooded slopes, bluffs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This striking species is fairly common in Alabama. The plant is easy to grow and would make a great garden subject. Plants growing in ideal conditions can form large clumps.
Photographs taken in the Mark Twain National Forest, Taney County, MO., 4-29-00.