Amsonia tomentosa
Common Name Wooly Bluestar, Wooly Amsonia
Latin Name Amsonia tomentosa
Native Habitat Desert and mountain slopes and Joshua tree woodlands from 1,000 and 4,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Height X Width 2 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green
Garden Suitability Thornless
Ornamental Value Grey blue star shaped flowers March to May
Nature Value Not significant
Native American Uses Used for cordage,  medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Blue%20Purple%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/amsonia%20tomentosa.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=338
    Image http://mojavedesert.net/wildflower/amsonia.html
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Amsonia%20tomentosa&sref=73214
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=photos_index&where-taxon=Amsonia+tomentosa
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AMTO2
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