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What’s in Bloom?

October 16, 2023

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Native Carolina mantid on splitbeard bluestem grass.

Native Carolina mantid on splitbeard bluestem grass. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Bumble bee on New England aster.

Bumble bee on New England aster. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pearl crescent butterfly on splitbeard bluestem about to take flight.

Pearl crescent butterfly on splitbeard bluestem about to take flight. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Monarch butterfly preparing to eclose (emerge) from its chrysalis on mountain mint.

Monarch butterfly preparing to eclose (emerge) from its chrysalis on mountain mint. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

'Paprika' yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Small-leaf white snakeroot

Ageratina aromatica

Small-leaf white snakeroot

Climbing aster

Ampelaster carolinianus

Climbing aster

'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.

Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
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

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

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

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

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Green-headed coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata
Green-headed coneflower
Mexican bush sage

Salvia leucantha ‘All Purple’

Mexican bush sage

* Mexico

Bluestem goldenrod

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

'Fireworks' rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf 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

'Raydon's Favorite' aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

‘Raydon’s Favorite’

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