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What’s in Bloom?

October 2, 2023

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Monarch chrysalis.

Monarch chrysalis. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Native yucca, rattlesnake master, obedient plant, ironweed, blanketflower, switchgrass, and annual zinnia in foreground.

Native yucca, rattlesnake master, obedient plant, ironweed, blanketflower, switchgrass, and annual zinnia in foreground. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Skipper on seashore mallow

Skipper on seashore mallow. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Monarch on crownbeard

Monarch on crownbeard. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

'Paprika' yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

'Jin Dai' aster

Aster tataricus ‘Jin Dai’

Dwarf tatarian aster

* exotic

Tiny tubular 5-petaled flowers in clusters in the upper leaf axils and stem tips from May to September. Flowers are white to greenish-white

Boltonia asteroides

White doll’s daisy

Lesser calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Prairie poppy mallow

Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Spurred butterfly-pea

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
Pink turtlehead

Chelone lyonii

Pink turtlehead

Maryland golden aster

Chrysopsis mariana

Maryland golden aster

Georgia savory

Clinopodium georgianum

Georgia savory

Wild ageratum

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

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

American dittany

Cunila origanoides

American dittany/wild oregano

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Flowering spurge

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

small white flowers
Eurybia divaricatus
White wood aster
Burgundy blanketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Beeblossom

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Belleza Dark Pink’

Beeblossom

* Texas

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Velvet mallow

Hibiscus grandiflorus

Velvet mallow

Stiff-leaf aster

Ionactus linarifolius

Stiff-leaf aster

Seashore mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Seashore mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica ‘Immaculate’

Seashore mallow

'Grosso' lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Grosso lavender
* exotic

The inflorescence is made up of rose-purple fluffy disc flowers in small groups on terminal spikes. Blooms late summer into fall.

Liatris microcephala

Dwarf gayfeather

Blazing star

Liatris scariosa

Devil’s bite

blazing star

Liatris scariosa var. nieuwlandii

Nieuwland’s blazing star

* northeastern U.S.
Appalachian blazing star

Liatris squarrulosa

Appalachian blazing star

Coral honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’ and ‘Major Wheeler’
Spotted beebalm
Monarda fruticulosa
Spotted beebalm
* native to Texas
Spotted horsemint

Monarda punctata

Spotted horsemint

Prairie goldenrod

Oligoneuron album

Prairie goldenrod

Purple passionflower vine

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passionflower vine

Yellow passion flower vine
Passiflora lutea
Yellow passion flower vine
Obedient plant
Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’
Obedient plant
Narrowleaf silkgrass

Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Loomis' mountain mint

Pycnanthemum loomisii

Loomis’ mountain mint

Short-toothed mountain mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Short-toothed mountain mint

Narrow-leaf mountain mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Narrow-leaf mountain mint

Virginia mountain mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Green-headed coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata
Green-headed coneflower
Brown-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Mexican bush sage

Salvia leucantha ‘All Purple’

Mexican bush sage

* Mexico

Late figwort

Scrophularia marilandica

Late figwort

Bluestem goldenrod

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

Early goldenrod

Solidago juncea

Early goldenrod

'Fireworks' rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Solar Cascade goldenrod

Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’

Goldenrod

bright yellow flowers

Solidago speciosa

Showy goldenrod

Eastern silvery aster

Symphyotrichum concolor

Eastern silvery aster

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Heath aster

Symphyotrichum ericoides
‘Snowflurry’

Heath aster

Georgia aster

Symphyotrichum georgianum

Georgia aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

Clasping American aster

Symphyotrichum patens

Clasping American aster

Frost aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic

* exotic

Yellow crownbeard

Verbesina occidentalis

Yellow crownbeard

New York ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed