Missouri Ironweed (Vernonia missurica Raf.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Bloom Color: PurpleBloom Time: Jul , Aug , SepNotes: Missouri Ironweed can be distinguished from other Vernonia spp. primarily by the number of disk florets in the compound flowers, and the profuse hairiness of the stems and lower sides of the leaves. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Fall Phlox (Phlox paniculata L.)

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family) Synonym(s): Fall Phlox, Perennial Phlox Bloom Color: Pink , PurpleBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug, SeptNotes: This native plant has been used to create many hybridized versions in many colors. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Carolina Elephant’s Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus Raeusch.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Bloom Color: Pink , PurpleBloom Time: Aug , Sep , OctNotes: The common name elephant’s foot refers to the large basal leaves of this species. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea Trel. ex Branner & Coville)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s):  Tall Ironweed Bloom Color: PurpleBloom Time: Aug , Sep , OctNotes: The common name refers to the toughness of the stem. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum (L.) DC.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s):  Wild Ageratum, Blue Boneset Bloom Color: Blue , PurpleBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , OctNotes: Blue Mistflower attracts bees and butterflies. However, this wildflower spreads quickly and can become a pest. For more information about this plant, Click Here. 

Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata (L.) Willd.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonyms: Dense Blazing Star, Dense Gayfeather, Dense Liatris, Marsh Blazing Star, Marsh Gayfeather, Marsh Liatris Bloom Color: PurpleBloom Time: Jul , Aug , SepNotes: Many butterflies, moths and hummingbirds visit this plant along with the praying mantis that feed on them! A lot of the butterflies will show wing damage from encountersContinue reading “Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata (L.) Willd.)”

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Lamiaceae (Mint Family) Bloom Time: July, AugustBloom Color: Lilac to Pink to WhiteNotes: This plant is considered invasive in many places. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Groundnut (Apios americana)

Fabaceae (Pea Family) Synonym(s): Groundnut, Wild Potato, Indian Potato Bloom Color: Red , Pink , PurpleBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep For more information about this plant, Click Here.