Conoclinium species

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Scientific Name Conoclinium coelestinum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Blue Mistflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Perennial, bushy plant grows to 3 feet high, but often lower; leaves opposite, somewhat triangular and bluntly toothed 1 to 3 inches long; short-stemmed clusters of flowers form an almost flat top; disk flowers bright blue or violet, about 1/4-inch long, no ray flowers. Descr. excerpt from Texas Status
Scientific Name Conoclinium dissectum (Conoclinium greggii, Eupatorium greggii) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Palmleaf Thoroughwort, Mistflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Erect to spawling perennial up to 2 feet high; green leaves have a tapering leaf base and are minutely hairy, opposite, petiolate, ovate, to somewhat triangular, and deeply dissected or lobed with either pointed or rounded tips; rayless flower heads are clustered at the stem tips and have light blue to purple disk flowers with similarly colored, long, threadlike stigmas; no ray flowers. Descr. adapted from
Note: Some of the photos below were taken at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, but the plant is not native in Central Texas, being found mainly in the far west portions of the state, including Big Bend, and in southern Arizona.
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