Azure Bluet (Houstonia caerulea)

This wonderful early spring native plant as been blooming at the Cherokee Garden for the last two weeks.

The Azure Bluet has attractive foliage, long slender leaves, that is attractive after the blooms have died back. The flowers produces small seed capsules about 1/8 inch across. This plant will reseed but it is definitely not invasive. You may even see seedlings are far as ten feet away from the mother plant.

The Azure Bluet blooms at the same time as the trout lily, rue anemone, celadine poppy. Spring is just now appearing her in North Georgia. So all the early blooming native plants are so welcome after a long rainy winter.

The Cherokee used an infusion of the roots as a medicine to control and prevent bed wetting.

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