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What’s in Bloom?

July 25, 2022

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Late July pollinator bed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Culver’s root, whorled tickseed, coneflower, cardinal flower, and hoary skullcap. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Tiny developing fruits and blooms of hoary skullcap. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Spicebush swallowtail caterpillar on spicebush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

A bee on a long string of thin flowers.

Aesculus parviflora

Bottlebrush buckeye

* native to southern U.S.

Licorice hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Nodding onion
Allium cernuum
Nodding onion
Swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Lesser calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

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

'Grosso' lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

‘Grosso’ lavender

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

Yellow passion flower vine
Passiflora lutea
Yellow passion flower vine
Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Clusters of white flowers.

Phlox paniculata ‘David’

Garden phlox

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

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

Mealycup sage

Salvia farinacea
‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

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

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic

* exotic

Stemless ironweed
Vernonia acaulis
Stemless ironweed
Giant ironweed
Vernonia gigantea ‘Purple Pillar’
Giant ironweed
Threadleaf ironweed
Vernonia lettermanii
Threadleaf ironweed
Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root