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Marcus, Joseph A.
Conoclinium betonicifolium (Mill.) King & H. Rob.
Betonyleaf thoroughwort, Betony-leaf mistflower
Synonyms: Eupatorium betonicifolium
USDA Symbol: cobe4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This is a somewhat woody, weak, decumbent plant rooting at the nodes in sand or sandy clay and found throughout the Texas coast. The flowering stems turn up at the ends and the blades are fleshy with toothed margins. All the flowers are disk-type with bluish petals.
Like the other blue mistflowers, this one attracts a host of butterfly species. It thrives and will flower most abundantly in full sun, but will still produce a show in part shade.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Blue Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug Bloom Notes:
There are no ray
TX Native Habitat:
Dunes, roadsides, edges of woods. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Drought Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
National Butterfly Center
- Mission, TX
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Record Modified: 2009-04-08
Research By: DEW