feeding on Blue Mistflower
Charo Ranch Park,
Hays Co., Texas
11 November 2013
Habitat: Blue Mist grows in damp areas and can spread quickly.
Role in niche: Bees and butterflies come to this flower for food and pollination.
This organism is found in the eastern to mid-western regions of the United States. It needs at least partial sun to survive, and can live in wetlands, moist areas, or even standing water. This flower can be a food source to many organisms.
Mason Farm Biological Preserve, Orange Co., NC
Very light purple, appears to be "soft". Has linear "petals"? and a more dense center. Leaves appear jagged.
Conoclinium coelestinum, the blue mistflower, is a species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It was formerly classified in the genus Eupatorium, but phylogenetic analyses in the late 20th century research indicated that that genus should be split, and the species was reclassified in Conoclinium.