Houstonia longifolia var. compacta

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRubiaceae
Family (Traditional)Rubiaceae
GenusHoustonia
Species: Houstonia longifolia
Infrapecies:Houstonia longifolia Terrell var. compacta
Common NameVirginia or West Virginia spiraea
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 4; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 4
C value 4
StatusNative

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Dwayne Estes
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Dwayne Estes
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Dwayne Estes
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Dwayne Estes
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Dwayne Estes
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Dwayne Estes
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Dwayne Estes
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Dwayne Estes
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Joey Shaw
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Joey Shaw
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Joey Shaw
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Joey Shaw
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Joey Shaw
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Joey Shaw
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Tara Littlefield
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Tara Littlefield
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Tara Littlefield
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Tara Littlefield
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Theo Witsell
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Theo Witsell
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Theo Witsell
Houstonia longifolia var. compacta - Theo Witsell