Conoclinium coelestinum from Jeff in SC

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found on roadside, small clusters of purple flowers. pictures were taken in southern Greenville county. lived here for over 25 years and have never seen them before. the area is considered wetlands

Hi Jeff,

your plant is an attractive native wildflower called Conoclinium coelestinum, formerly named Eupatorium coelestinum.  The common name is Blue Mistflower or Wild Ageratum. It actually is usually found in moist roadside ditches in our area. You can find out more bout it here:


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS


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