Blue Mist Flower from Lori, SC

About 18″ tall, on the east side of the house, well drained area. Don’t know if it is a weed or a flower of some sort. Has clusters of fluffy purple flowers. It has been in bloom for a month or so.


Hi Lori,

this is an occasional wildflower often found along roadsides in our area.  I learned it as Eupatorium coelestinum, but the current name is Conoclinium coelestinum – the blue mist flower.  I sometimes call it wild ageratum.  A very nice native plant.  You can find out more about it here:

I hope this helps!



Dr. Steven R. Hill, Botanist  SCNPS


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