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

Small Bluet   Hedyotis crassifolia    
Madder family — Rubiaceae

Also known as:
Star-violet, Tiny Bluet, Low Bluet, Southern Bluet, Innocence, Angel Eyes, Quaker Ladies, Violet Bluets

Slides: (click for larger view)


There are almost twenty species of bluets in Texas, and they often have, as the name suggests, blue flowers--but not always. In this species, the small bluet, the flowers vary from blue-violet to lilac (rarely white). It is a small early spring bloomer that grows in open sandy areas in the eastern half of the state.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: January, February, March, April

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