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American bluehearts Buchnera americana
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also butterfly gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes: Frequent but rarely abundant in a wide variety of ecosystems.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description: Medium erect wildflower.
Dimensions: Typically 6-12 inches in height; up to 24 inches in flower. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate: Fast.
Widespread in eastern North America west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America (Trinidad). Rare in the Florida Keys.