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What’s in Bloom?

June 14, 2021

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

White wild indigo, butterfly weed, and mountain mint

The long driveway bed showing the transition between spring and summer. White wild indigo, butterfly weed, and mountain mint dominate the spring blooms. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Bumble bee on basil beebalm

Bumble bee on basil beebalm. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Carpenter bee on garden phlox

Carpenter bee on garden phlox. 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

Dwarf indigo bush

Amorpha herbacea

Dwarf indigo bush

Golden columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Common milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Common milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

White wild indigo

Baptisia alba

White wild indigo

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.

Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
Curlyheads

Clematis ochroleuca

Curlyheads

* this photo shows the
seedheads, not the bloom

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Whorled tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

White prairie clover

Dalea candida

White prairie clover

* central U.S.

Purple prairie clover

Dalea purpurea

Purple prairie clover

* central U.S.

Pale purple coneflower

Echinacea pallida

Pale purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Rattlesnake master

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake master

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

Oakleaf hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Shrubby St. John's wort

Hypericum frondosum
‘Sunburst’

Shrubby St. John’s wort

'Grosso' lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

‘Grosso’ lavender

Gayfeather

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Lemon bee balm

Monarda citriodora

Lemon bee balm

White bee balm

Monarda clinopodia

White bee balm

Bee balm

Monarda fistulosa ‘Claire Grace’

Bee balm

Purple bergamot

Monarda media

Purple bergamot

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

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

'Jeana' phlox

Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’

Garden phlox

Appalachian mountain mint

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Appalachian 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

Brown-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Carolina wild petunia

Ruellia caroliniensis

Carolina wild petunia

 'Victoria Blue' mealycup sage

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Large-flowered skullcap

Scutellaria integrifolia

Large-flowered skullcap

Whitetop aster

Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Cup plant

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

Indian pink

Spigelia marilandica

Indian pink

Dwarf betony

Stachys minima

Dwarf betony

* exotic

Stokes' aster 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic
* exotic

Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root