Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Houstonia wrightii Gray
(Pygmy Bluets, Wright's Bluets)

Family: Rubiaceae

Status: Native

Hedyotis pygmaea Roemer & Schultes

Houstonia wrightii is a small erect herb with slightly woody stems and linear leaves with needle tips. The flowers have an inferior ovary and four reflexed pink or white petals. Houstonia wrightii is found on Ponderosa Pine forest floors in middle elevation.
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Houstonia wrightii, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Canyon, June 11, 2007

Houstonia wrightii, 1x field macro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, June 5, 2009

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