BLUE MISTFLOWER (Conoclinium coelestinum)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BLUE MISTFLOWER (Conoclinium coelestinum)

not to be confused with nonnative annual ageratum (Ageratum conyzoides) sold as a bedding plant for flower gardens.

Can be aggressive, but provides nectar for bees and butterflies, especially late in the season when not a lot of other things are blooming. Seeds are favored by birds.

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/conoclinium-coelestinum

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=935

Seeds available: http://www.floridawildflowers.com/products/Conoclinium-coelestinum-%252d-Blue-Mistflower.html

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