BC 120x600 Mar2020

Pest Information

American Bluehearts

American Bluehearts

  • Latin Name: Buchnera Americana
  • Common Name: American Bluehearts
  • Other Names: N/A

Pest Details

American Bluehearts
American Bluehearts
American Bluehearts


Native to the United States as a wildflower, and found throughout most of the eastern half of the U.S. This is a threatened or protected species of plant in several northeastern states.


An annual, biennial, or sometimes perennial wildflower with an upright growth habit. It may be found commonly along roadsides in damp situations. Propagation is from seeds.


Mature plants are tall and thin, growing up to 2 feet tall with usually a single straight stem. Leaves are opposite, with the lower leaves more blunt or shovel shaped, while upper leaves are more elongate, with rounded tips. Flowers are white, violet, to blue-violet, alternate or opposite along the upper stem, with 5 open petals. The sepals are elongate and enclosed to form a tube that attaches to the stem.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

There is no need to control this wildflower.

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