This one was a challenge to identify. According to Illinoiswildflower.info “This wildflower is normally found in high quality natural areas” – woo hoo! I’ve had some monoculture lollabolly pine in areas on the Reserve (logged years ago) and it has been my hope and mission to encourage a healthy, robust, biodiverse environment here.
Alternate Names: Pale Bluet Size: 4"-10" tall Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee/Madder/Bedstraw Family) Habitat: Dry, open, sandy, rocky areas in full to part sun. Identification: This is a delicate perennial that has multiple stems, with pairs of lanceolate or linear leaves along the margins. Small tubular flowers about 1/4" across are pale purplish-pink/white. Blooms June-August