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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

Origin:

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.

Biology:

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.

Identification:

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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