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Weed or Need

Posted by tempskya Z7B BAMA (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 26, 13 at 14:56

Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I love the flowers, just not where they are growing. I pull them up every year. They grow back every year. Any idea of what they are?

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Conoclinium coelestinum, Blue Mistflower.

Here is a link that might be useful: Conoclinium

RE: Weed or Need

Hardy ageratum is one of the common names, Conoclinium coelestinum is the scientific name. Old fashioned pass-along favorite in the South.

RE: Weed or Need

Thanks so much for the ID. Read some opinions, and am still not sure if it's a weed or need for me. Seems a little aggressive, but I may continue to treat it as before -- keep thinning it out as it becomes dominant. Perhaps it will do well as a cut flower for my wife. I love the color it gives to my clump of sensitive fern.

RE: Weed or Need

Butterflies - esp. monarchs - love it here!

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