Saturday, August 29, 2009

Blue mistflower

Eupatorium coelestinum is a synonym for this native Indiana flower, currently the blue mistflower is placed in the Conoclinum genus as Conoclinum coelestinum.

Link to botanical treatment of blue mistflower:

Conoclinum coelestinum looks a lot like its relative white snakeroot, but it has blue flowers instead of white. White snakeroot is everywhere in the woods, but blue mistflower is much harder to find.

Link to blue mistflower:

Link to white snakeroot:

Picture taken August 27, 2009.

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