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What’s in Bloom?

June 27, 2022

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Bumble bee on scaly blazing star. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Late June in one of the parking lot island beds. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Juniper hairstreak on common milkweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Blue vervain and orange coneflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

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

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

American beautyberry

Callicarpa americana

American beautyberry

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

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.

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

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

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

Gayfeather

Liatris squarrosa

Scaly blazing star

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

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Cutleaf evening primrose Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

*southwest U.S.

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

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

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

Whitetop aster

Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Cup plant
Silphium perfoliatum
Cup plant
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

Hoary vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root