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What’s in Bloom?

August 23, 2021


Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Bumble bee on passionflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hummingbird moth approaching 'Jeana' garden phlox. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Sweat bees on native thistle. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Tiger swallowtail, bumble bee, and monarch on buttonbush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Black swallowtail caterpillar on bronze fennel. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Paprika yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Licorice hyssop
Agastache rupestris
Licorice hyssop
* native to southwest U.S.
'Blue Fortune' anise hyssop
Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’
Anise hyssop
* hybrid of U.S. native
Groundnut

Apios americana

Groundnut

Lesser calamint
Calamintha nepeta
Lesser calamint
* exotic
Fringed poppy mallow
Callirhoe digitata
Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)
* central U.S.
Spurred butterfly-pea
Centrosema virginianum
Spurred butterfly-pea
Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
Field thistle
  Cirsium discolor
Field thistle
Palmleaf thoroughwort
Conoclinium greggii
Gregg’s mistflower/ palmleaf thoroughwort
* native to southwestern U.S.
Lanceleaf tickseed
Coreopsis lanceolata
Lanceleaf tickseed
Tall tickseed
Coreopsis tripteris
Tall tickseed
Whorled tickseed
Coreopsis verticillata
Whorled tickseed
Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Rattlesnake master
Eryngium yuccifolium
Rattlesnake master
Boneset
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Boneset
Roundleaf thoroughwort
Eupatorium rotundifolium
Roundleaf thoroughwort
Flowering spurge

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

White wood aster
Eurybia divaricatus
White wood aster
Coastal plain joe-pye weed
Eutrochium dubium
Coastal plain joe-pye weed
Burgundy blanketflower
Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’
Lanceleaf blanketflower
Geranium 'Dilys'
Geranium ‘Dilys’
Hardy geranium
* exotic
Oxeye daisy
Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Nights’
Oxeye daisy
Red rose mallow
Hibiscus coccineus
Red rose mallow
Seashore mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

Great blue lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

Coral honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Cedar Lane’, ‘Major Wheeler’, and ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Spotted beebalm
Monarda fruticulosa
Spotted beebalm
* native to Texas
Wild quinine
Parthenium integrifolium 
Wild quinine
Purple passionflower vine
Passiflora incarnata
Purple passionflower vine
Yellow passion flower vine
Passiflora lutea
Yellow passion flower vine
Garden phlox
Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’
Garden phlox
'Jeana' phlox

Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’

Garden phlox

Obedient plant
Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’
Obedient plant
Appalachian mountain mint
Pycnanthemum flexuosum
Appalachian mountain mint
Loomis' mountain mint
Pycnanthemum loomisii
Loomis’ mountain mint
Short-toothed mountain mint
Pycnanthemum muticum
Short-toothed mountain mint
Virginia mountain mint
Pycnanthemum virginianum
Virginia mountain mint
Mexican hat
Ratibida columnifera
Mexican hat
Orange coneflower
Rudbeckia fulgida
Orange coneflower
Green-headed coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata
Green-headed coneflower
Brown-eyed susan
Rudbeckia triloba
Brown-eyed susan
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
Stonecrop
* exotic
Cup plant
Silphium perfoliatum
Cup plant
Early goldenrod

Solidago juncea

Early goldenrod

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

Small’s goldenrod
Solidago pinetorum
Small’s goldenrod
'Fireworks' rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

New England aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘September Ruby’
New England aster
Society garlic
Tulbaghia violacea
Society garlic
* exotic
Hoary vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Stemless ironweed
Vernonia acaulis
Stemless ironweed
Threadleaf ironweed
Vernonia lettermanii
Threadleaf ironweed