oblong, elliptic, lanceolate, ovate
blue, pink, purple, white
March - April
0.1 - 0.8
Seeds germinate best at alternating temperatures of 66-73 degrees F (19-26 C). Germination is stimulated by light (Kolk 1962). Seed was shown to retain high viability after 4 years of dry storage (Chessin 1959, Kolk 1962). Seeds average approximately 630,000 seeds/lb.
Grows in low meadows, open woodlands, pastures, and along roadsides throughout Louisiana and the eastern part of Texas. It is now widely naturalized throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
Low meadows, open woodlands, roadsides, and pasturelands.