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What’s in Bloom?

May 31, 2021

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Monarch caterpillar on purple milkweed

Monarch caterpillar on purple milkweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Leafcutter bee on Carolina lupine

Leafcutter bee on Carolina lupine. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Zebra longhorn beetle on bluestar

Zebra longhorn beetle on bluestar. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Paprika yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

'Blue Fortune' anise hyssop

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

Nodding onion

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

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

Common milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Common milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Redring milkweed

Asclepias variegata

Redring milkweed

White wild indigo

Baptisia alba

White 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

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

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

Virginia sweetspire

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

'Grosso' lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

‘Grosso’ lavender

Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Wild bergamot

Monarda bradburiana

Wild bergamot

Lemon bee balm

Monarda citriodora

Lemon bee balm

White bee balm

Monarda clinopodia

White bee balm

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Ornamental oregano

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Wild quinine

Parthenium integrifolium 

Wild quinine

Purple passionflower vine

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passionflower vine

Foxglove beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Foxglove beardtongue

Small's beardtongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

'Jeana' phlox

Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’

Garden phlox

Downy phlox

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Appalachian mountain mint

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Appalachian 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

 'Victoria Blue' mealycup sage

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Large-flowered skullcap

Scutellaria integrifolia

Large-flowered skullcap

Fire pink

Silene virginica

Fire pink

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

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.

Possumhaw

Viburnum nudum

Possumhaw

Adam's needle

Yucca filamentosa
‘Golden Sword’

Adam’s needle