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What’s in Bloom?

May 17, 2021

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Flowers in the garden

Mid-May in the pollinator garden. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Lanceleaf coreopsis, yarrow, and purple milkweed

Lanceleaf coreopsis, yarrow, and purple milkweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Lady beetle on bluestar

Lady beetle on bluestar. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

Paprika yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Arkansas bluestar 

Amsonia hubrichtii

Arkansas bluestar

Eastern bluestar

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Bluestar

Eastern columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Eastern wild columbine

Golden columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

Dutchman's pipe

Aristolochia tomentosa

Dutchman’s pipe

Purple milkweed

Asclepias purpurascens

Purple milkweed

White wild indigo

Baptisia alba

White wild indigo

Hybrid wild indigo
Baptisia alba x sphaerocarpus
Hybrid wild indigo
'Carolina Moonlight' wild indigo

Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’

Wild indigo

'Purple Smoke' wild indigo

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Wild indigo

'Twilite Prairieblues' wild indigo

Baptisia x variicolor
‘Twilite Prairieblues’

Wild indigo

Dwarf wild indigo

Baptisia minor

Dwarf wild indigo

Downy wood mint

Blephilia ciliata

Downy wood mint

Prairie poppy mallow

Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

New Jersey tea

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey tea

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Pale purple coneflower

Echinacea pallida

Pale purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Burgundy blanketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Mountain Indian physic

Gillenia trifoliatus

Mountain Indian physic

Oakleaf hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Virginia sweetspire

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Piedmont Barbara's buttons

Marshallia obovata

Piedmont Barbara’s buttons

Wild bergamot

Monarda bradburiana

Wild bergamot

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Wild quinine

Parthenium integrifolium 

Wild quinine

Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Beardtongue

Small's beardtongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Downy phlox

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Mexican hat

Ratibida columnifera

Mexican hat

 'Victoria Blue' mealycup sage

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Skunk meadowrue

Thalictrum revolutum 

Skunk meadowrue

Carolina lupine

Thermopsis villosa 

Carolina lupine

Foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Ohio spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio spiderwort

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic
* exotic

Garden heliotrope

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

Golden alexander

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander