Blue Mistflower

Common Name: Blue Mistflower

Scientific Name: Conoclinium coelestinum

Family: Asteraceae

Habitat: Meadows, Near Ponds, Along Streams

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Height: Up to 3 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Moist

Pollinators: Butterflies, Birds

Description: Blue Mistflower, which is a native perennial that blooms between late summer and fall, is named after its “misty” periwinkle blue flowers. Blue Mistflower prefers to grow in rich, moist soil near ponds or streams, and attracts butterflies who drink from its nectar-rich flowers. This photo of a Blue Mistflower was taken near the creek behind the Mahan Library at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.