Long-Leaved Bluets (Slender-Leaved Bluets)
A perennial herb with upright, slender, branching stalks arising from a basal rosette of leaves. Flowers on slender stems arising from upper leaf axils, in loose or crowded clusters, minute, white or pinkish, with 4 petals that are hairy on the inside surface. Blooms April–July. Basal leaves in a rosette, narrow, linear. Stem leaves are opposite, oblong to linear. Both types have only one central vein.
Similar species: There are six other species of bluets in Missouri.