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Named for American physician John Amson, mayor of Williamsburg Virginia from 1750-1751


Most plants in Apocyanaceae are toxic

Geographical distribution

  • Northern America, North-Central U.S.A., Kansas
  • Northern America, North-Central U.S.A., Missouri
  • Northern America, North-Central U.S.A., Oklahoma
  • Northern America, South-Central U.S.A., Texas

Amsonia illustris Woodson

Genus: Amsonia
Species: illustris Woodson
Common names: Shining Blue Star; Ozark Bluestar
Distribution summary: U.S.A.
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Damp, humus-rich soil in partial shade, on rocky hillsides, streamsides & clearings
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: North America (A)
Flowering months: April, May

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