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What is this?

Posted by Cresphontes none (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 14, 13 at 14:58

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


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A closer look at the flowers.


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It looks like queens nectaring on mist flower.

Mist flower is blooming everywhere now!

Sherry


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


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

Nicholas


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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 -

 photo GFonMistflower_zps24ef98b7.jpg

Sherry


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


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That's it I think =)

Nicholas


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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


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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


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