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What’s in Bloom?

July 26, 2021


Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Concave cuckoo bee on threadleaf ironweed

Concave cuckoo bee on threadleaf ironweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Water tower behind garden

Late July in the pollinator garden. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Culver's root and cardinal flower

Culver’s root and cardinal flower. 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
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
Curlyheads
  Clematis ochroleuca
Curlyheads
* this photo shows the seedheads, not the bloom
Sweet pepperbush
  Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’
Sweet pepperbush
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
Bronze fennel
Foeniculum rubrum
Bronze fennel *exotic
Burgundy blanketflower
Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’
Lanceleaf blanketflower
Beeblossom
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Summer Breeze’
Beeblossom
* Texas
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
Yellow passion flower vine
Passiflora lutea
Yellow passion flower 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

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
Black-eyed susan
Rudbeckia hirta
Black-eyed susan
Green-headed coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata
Green-headed coneflower
Brown-eyed susan
Rudbeckia triloba
Brown-eyed susan
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
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