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What’s in Bloom?

July 12, 2021

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Bee on a flower

Bumble bee on hoary skullcap. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pollinator garden trellis bed

Mid-July in the pollinator garden trellis bed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Scaly blazing star with Appalachian mountain mint and wild quinine

Scaly blazing star with Appalachian mountain mint and wild quinine. 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

Nodding onion

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Common milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Common milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

Lesser calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Bush's poppy mallow

Callirhoe bushii

Bush’s poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Fringed poppy mallow

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

Prairie poppy mallow

Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Spurred butterfly-pea

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
Field thistle

Cirsium discolor

Field thistle

Curlyheads

Clematis ochroleuca

Curlyheads

* this photo shows the
seedheads, not the bloom

Sweet pepperbush

Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’

Sweet pepperbush

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

Bronze fennel

Foeniculum rubrum

Bronze fennel

*exotic

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

Gayfeather

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

Gayfeather

Liatris squarrosa

Scaly blazing star

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

Lemon bee balm

Monarda citriodora

Lemon bee balm

Spotted beebalm

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Prairie goldenrod

Oligoneuron album

Prairie goldenrod

Ornamental oregano

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Wild quinine

Parthenium integrifolium 

Wild quinine

Purple passionflower vine

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passionflower vine

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Garden phlox

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

'Jeana' phlox

Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’

Garden phlox

'Lord Clayton' garden phlox

Phlox paniculata ‘Lord Clayton’

Garden phlox

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

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Green-headed coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-headed coneflower

Brown-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Carolina wild petunia

Ruellia caroliniensis

Carolina wild petunia

Hoary skullcap

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Cup plant

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

Small’s goldenrod

Solidago pinetorum

Small’s goldenrod

Stokes' aster 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic
* exotic

Society garlic

Verbena stricta

Hoary vervain

Hoary vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Stemless ironweed

Vernonia acaulis

Stemless ironweed

Threadleaf ironweed

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed

Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root