Botanical Name: Conoclinium coelestinum
Plant Family: Aster (Asteraceae), Blue Mistflower
Description: Mistflower grows to 3 feet high, but often lower, with leaves opposite, somewhat triangular in shape, and bluntly toothed. At the top of the plant the branches, with their short-stemmed clusters of flowers, form an almost flat top. Disk flowers are bright blue or violet, about 1/4 inch long. There are no ray flowers.
Growing Conditions: From full sun to part shade. Prefers moist clay, loam or sandy soils.
Bloom Time: Late, Jul-Oct
Bloom Color: Blue/Purple
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Attracts bees and butterflies. Special value to attracting large amounts of bees.
Native Status: Native to PA
Location in habitat: Pennsylvania Native Plant Society Demonstration Garden