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What’s in Bloom?

September 20, 2021


Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Variegated fritillary chrysalis on milkweed

Variegated fritillary chrysalis on milkweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Carolina anole on joe-pye weed seedheads

Carolina anole on joe-pye weed seedheads. Photo by Debbie Roos.

American beautyberry

American beautyberry. Photo by Debbie Roos.

American groundnut vine

American groundnut vine. Photo by Debbie Roos.

White wood aster with stone birdbath

White wood aster with stone birdbath. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

'Paprika' yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Licorice hyssop
Agastache rupestris
Licorice hyssop
* native to southwest U.S.
Groundnut

Apios americana

Groundnut

'Jin Dai' aster

Aster tataricus ‘Jin Dai’

Dwarf tatarian aster

* exotic

Lesser calamint
Calamintha nepeta
Lesser calamint
* exotic
Fringed poppy mallow
Callirhoe digitata
Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)
* central U.S.
Spurred butterfly-pea
Centrosema virginianum
Spurred butterfly-pea
Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
Pink turtlehead

Chelone lyonii

Pink turtlehead

Maryland golden aster

Chrysopis 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

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
Red rose mallow
Hibiscus coccineus
Red rose mallow
Seashore mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Seashore mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica ‘Immaculate’

Seashore mallow

'Grosso' lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Grosso lavender
* exotic

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
Obedient plant
Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’
Obedient plant
Narrowleaf silkgrass

Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Appalachian mountain mint
Pycnanthemum flexuosum
Appalachian mountain mint
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
Mexican hat
Ratibida columnifera
Mexican hat
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

Hoary skullcap

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
Stonecrop
* exotic
Bluestem goldenrod

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

Early goldenrod

Solidago juncea

Early goldenrod

Eastern gray goldenrod

Solidago nemoralis

Eastern gray goldenrod

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

'Fireworks' rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Solar Cascade goldenrod

Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’

Goldenrod

Stokes' aster 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

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
Aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

Frost aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Society garlic
Tulbaghia violacea
Society garlic
* exotic
Yellow crownbeard

Verbesina occidentalis

Yellow crownbeard

Stemless ironweed
Vernonia acaulis
Stemless ironweed
Threadleaf ironweed
Vernonia lettermanii
Threadleaf ironweed