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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Bluebells   Eustoma grandiflorum    
Gentian family — Gentianaceae

Also known as:
Bluebell Gentian, Texas Bluebells, Showy Prairie Gentian, Lira de San Pedro, Purple Prairie Gentian

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An erect plant to over two feet tall and sporting large flowers to three inches across, this is one of the showiest flowers in Texas. It likes the wetter parts of prairies, fields, and even roadsides and is found in most parts of the state. The flowers, which appear in summer, are variable in color, with bluish-purple, pink, white, and even yellowish possible. It does well in cultivation.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: June, July, August, September, October

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