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Longleaf Bluets
Hedyotis longifolia

Long-leaf Bluets have tiny 4-petaled flowers that range from white, pink, or pale blue. It often forms clumps and prefers dry and sunny conditions.

USDA symbol: HOLO

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height6 to 12 inches
Light ExposureSun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorWhite
Longleaf Bluets (Longleaf Bluets<div><em class="small">Hedyotis longifolia</em></div>)
Photo credit: National Park Service (Click to enlarge)

Tolerances

Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience5
Salt ToleranceNone
Stress ToleranceAcidic Conditions, Drought Tolerant

Pollinator Value: Medium

Bloom MonthsJune to September
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar

Project Planning

Project TypeRestoration
Coefficient of Conservatism8
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
LifespanPerennial
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationDeep
Vegetative ReproductionAbsent

Range

CountyAitkin, Anoka, Becker, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac qui, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Nicollet, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Roseau, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena, Washington, Winona, Yellow Medicine
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands