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What’s in Bloom?

September 5, 2022

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Young Carolina anole on native velvet mallow.

Young Carolina anole on native velvet mallow. Photo by Debbie Roos.

variegated fritillary chrysalis

Variegated fritillary butterfly chrysalis. Photo by Debbie Roos.

variegated fritillary butterfly

Variegated fritillary butterfly moments after eclosing from the chrysalis pictured above. Photo by Debbie Roos.

wasp on horsemint

Katydid wasp on spotted horsemint. Photo by Debbie Roos.

spring peeper on cup plant

Spring peeper on cup plant. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Licorice hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

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

Wild ageratum

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

Palmleaf thoroughwort
Conoclinium greggii
Gregg’s mistflower/ palmleaf thoroughwort
* native to southwestern U.S.
Tall tickseed
Coreopsis tripteris
Tall tickseed
Whorled tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

American dittany

Cunila origanoides

American dittany/wild oregano

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Roundleaf thoroughwort

Eupatorium rotundifolium

Roundleaf thoroughwort

Flowering spurge

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

White wood aster
Eurybia divaricatus
White wood aster
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

Velvet mallow

Hibiscus grandiflorus

Velvet mallow

Seashore mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Seashore mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica ‘Immaculate’

Seashore mallow

Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

Great blue lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

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

Honeysuckle

Spotted beebalm
Monarda fruticulosa
Spotted beebalm
* native to Texas
Spotted horsemint

Monarda punctata

Spotted horsemint

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
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

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

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

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Hoary skullcap

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Cup plant
Silphium perfoliatum
Cup plant
Sweet goldenrod

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

Early goldenrod

Solidago juncea

Early goldenrod

Small’s goldenrod

Solidago pinetorum

Small’s goldenrod

'Fireworks' rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Solar Cascade goldenrod

Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’

Goldenrod

Heath aster

Symphyotrichum ericoides
‘Snowflurry’

Heath aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Frost aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic

* exotic

Stemless ironweed
Vernonia acaulis
Stemless ironweed
Threadleaf ironweed
Vernonia lettermanii
Threadleaf ironweed
New York ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed