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Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

Host Plant: none, but is a nectar plant

Nectar Plant: Monarch butterfly, Queens, Soldiers, Pearl Crescents, and many others

Flower Color: blue, pink, purple/lavender

Growth Habit: Herbaceous perennial that grows to 1-3 feet tall

Range in North America: Midwest and Eastern North America

Exposure: Full Sun to part-shade

Hardiness: Zones 5-10

Soil Requirements: wet to medium soil with a high organic content

Wild Ageratum and Blue Boneset

Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum), a member of the Asteraceae (Aster Family), is a herbaceous perennial that grows to 3 feet tall and has blue flowers that bloom in the summer and fall.

Blue mistflower is a prominent nectar species for many butterflies.

Blue mistflower is often found in low rich woods where there is moist soil.  It can also be found on roadsides and moist banks.  It is native to the mid-west and eastern North America.

The species is the Latin name for sky-blue (Missouri Botanical Garden), referring to the color of the flowers.


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