Native Plant of the Day 08/25/2013
Photo from Oct 24, 2010. Location: Walker County, Ga.
Blue Mistflower – for more photos and information go to the Conoclinium coelestinum detail page.
The Blue Mistflower blossoms seemed to be a deeper blue in 2010 than 2009. 2009 was a “normal” rainfall year, while 2010 had a wet spring but a VERY dry summer. Possibly that was a factor in the color.
Blue Mistflower – Conoclinium coelestinum
It’s official – August was the driest month on record – ever – in the Chattanooga area. The grass is brown, and plants everywhere are drooping with the stress of the drought, and we appear to have lost some of the plants we’ve purchased over the past couple of years – a Rhododendron and our Teaberry plant. However, the Blue Mistflower that show up around our property seem to be thriving in spite of the lack of rain, and some of the insects on them seem pretty healthy, too.
Blue Mistflower - Conoclinium coelestinum