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(Conoclinium coelestinum)
Blue Mistflower

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

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Blue Mistflower (Conoclinum coelestinum)

Lavender flowers of blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum).
Plant of Blue Mistflower — Kingdon, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Alternative Names

Wild Ageratum and Blue Boneset

Description of Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

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.

Nectar Species

This species is a prominent nectar plant for many butterflies.

Habitat

This species grows in low rich woods, roadsides, and moist banks.

Range of Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) in the United States and Canada

Range map of blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) in the United States and Canada.

Interesting Facts

The species name, coelestinum, is Latin for sky-blue, referring to the flowers.

Native Location

Ontario, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10

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