What is this?

CresphontesOctober 14, 2013

Hello, I was wondering what plant this is. As you can see the butterflies love it.

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Cresphontes

A closer look at the flowers.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 3:00PM
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Cresphontes

So if you could Id it I'd be very happy and plant it immediately.
Thanks , Nicholas

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 3:01PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

It looks like queens nectaring on mist flower.

Mist flower is blooming everywhere now!

Sherry

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 3:01PM
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Cresphontes

Wow that was super fast. I didn't even see that when I posted my second reply. Thanks Sherry.

Nicholas

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 3:04PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

I only saw the first picture when I answered you, Nicholas. The butterfly ID is correct, but the mist flower looks a little different from what we have here. Maybe it's just a different variety of mist flower. I made this picture recently of a female gulf frit nectaring on some growing along my road -

Sherry

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 3:07PM
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hawaiiponder34

that's a nice flowery bush!! would love to have it in my yard, what is that?

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 4:33PM
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Cresphontes

That's it I think =)

Nicholas

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 5:18PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Nicholas, I sat down at my computer and answered your questions before I noticed you had JUST posted! :)

The mist flower that grows here is Conoclinium coelestrinum, but there are other varieties of Conoclinium that grow in the Southwest. There's a white flowering plant that's very similar that's native to the desert Southwest, also.

Sherry

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 5:37PM
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    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 12:51AM
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bob_71(z7 MD)

The plant that I grow is MISTFLOWER (Eupatorium coelestinum).

The attached link describes the plant and it's characteristics. It will actively reseed.

http://www.abnativeplants.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantdetail&plant_id=101

Bob

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 3:18PM
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