Spring blooming annual bluet Houstonia pusilla, also referred to as the Tiny or Small bluet.
- Also called Tiny or Small Bluet
- Member coffee family
- Name means “Tiny”
- Annual herb with shallow roots that germinates from seed in the fall.
- Low-growing loose tufts 5 centimeters tall
- Bright purple flowers with red centers bloom March to April
- Flower produces capsule with several seeds
- Each stem of plant ends in a single flower
- Four parts to the flower - very unusual
- Habitat grows throughout the state but uncommon in the mountains. Prefers open areas with sparse ground cover vegetation