Blue Mistflower

blue mist2What’s that in the grass, that patch of heavenly blue? This time of year, it’s probably Conoclinium coelestinum, This little plant is often grown in gardens, but because of its wind-dispersed fruits it really gets around. Look for it in moist woods, wet meadows, and roadside ditches.

blue mist1“Coelestinum” means “heavenly,” a reference to the beautiful blue flowers.

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