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Mistflower (Eupatorium coelestinum)

Native perennial of river-bottom prairies, moist woodlands and wooded meadows, and areas near lakes and rivers

Full sun to partial shade and damp conditions (plant in medium to low, wet conditions)

Blooms blue, pink, or lavender, September - October

Grows 1 - 2.5 ft.

Faunal Associations:

    • Primarily butterflies, skippers, and long-tongued bees
    • Also occasionally visited by short-tongued bees, moths, flies, and beetles

Fun Fact: Typically not consumed by mammalian herbivores because of its bitter foliage

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