Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)
Mistflower reaches up to two feet in height with downy, purplish, branching stems in moist or low savanna settings. Its opposing, large-toothed leaves are oval to triangular.
Resembling a lovely blue-purple fog when found in dense stands, the disk flowers form in clusters of 35-70 at the tops of stems in late summer and autumn, attracting late-season butterflies.
Sun Exposure - Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 2 feet
Bloom Time - September, October
Bloom Color - Blue
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon.