Blue Mistflower (Conoclinum coelestinum)
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.
This species is a prominent nectar plant for many butterflies.
This species grows in low rich woods, roadsides, and moist banks.
Range of Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) in the United States and Canada
The species name, coelestinum, is Latin for sky-blue, referring to the flowers.