Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


546

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in moist to wet disturbed areas, esp ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 5-25mm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Bluish/Violet
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Lustrous black
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Conoclinium coelestinum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Conoclinium coelestinum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-024:
Eupatorium coelestinum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Mistflower, Wild Ageratum, Hardy Ageratum


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_euco6_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_coelestinum_6636

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_coelestinum_10_0_1

August    Floyd County    GA

Each bell-shaped head, about 0.2" high, has 35-70 blue-purple disk flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Gill Newberry    gn09_e_ageratum

September        

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Gill Newberry    gn09_e_coelestinum

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm090905_005

September    Pickens County    SC

(Pollinator at work) Involucral bracts awl-shaped, purple-tipped, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_coelestinum_2

September        

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Gill Newberry    gn10_e_ageratum_habitat

October        

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Gill Newberry    gn10_e_coelestinum_ager

October        

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JK Marlow    jkm081001_004

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm081001_017

October    Greenville County    SC

Disk flowers blue-purple; heads discoid, numerous in terminal corymbs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm161013_917

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park

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JK Marlow    s081004_a

October    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are triangular, blunt-toothed, stalked, and opposite, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0511c_17

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Pappus a tuft of whitish bristles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm151103_039

November    Greenville County    SC