Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum (Texas Bluebells)
Also known as Showy Prairie Gentian, Prairie Gentian.
Texas Bluebells feature large showy blooms and blue-gray foliage. They provide blooms in the summer, when a lot of other plants look less than attractive. Bluebells prefer moist, sandy or loamy soils in full sun. In the wild they are found in moist soils in prairies, open or disturbed areas, especially in areas adjacent to streams and tanks.
They act either as annual or short lives perennial.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full sun, part sun|
|Bloom color||Blue, purple, pink, white, or yellow.
|Mature height||2-3 ft
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|