Mistflower — Conoclinium coelestinum (L.) A.P. de Candolle

Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

Mistflower is a common wildflower in North Carolina that usually blooms in late summer into the fall. The plant at left is quite unusual in that it was flowering in late spring, perhaps confused by the recent controlled burn in the area.

Mistflower is sometimes called Ageratum for its resemblance to the tropical annual plants in that genus. Formerly known as Eupatorium coelestinum.

Granville Co., NC 5/20/2012.

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