Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Eupatorium coelestinum


Another yard find, and the very first that I have identified without Scott's help. It is growing all around the front porch and behind the house as well. This is the blue mistflower. Here's a little info I pulled off Google.
This member of the Sunflower family sports flat-topped clusters of pale blue fuzzy flowers. The Mistflower is the only blue member of the genus Eupatorium. The paired leaves are opposite, sessile and arrow shaped. Plants reach heights from 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm). Plants are widespread in thickets, wood edges, wet meadows and alluvial flats. Flowers bloom from August to October.

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