Houstonia rubra Red Bluet
PERENNIAL. Very short, no more than 5 cm tall. Tufts of
succulent, cylindrical, light green leaves with tubular four-petaled pink
to lilac flowers. Blooms in April. Rare in the Empires on gentle
sunny slopes in mixed gravel. Common name may seem incongrous for
this species, but is derived from H. caerulea of the Eastern U.S.
FAMILY: Rubiaceae (Madder Family)