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Marcus, Joseph A.
Conoclinium betonicifolium (Mill.) King & H. Rob.
Betonyleaf thoroughwort, Betony-leaf mistflower
Synonym(s): Eupatorium betonicifolium
USDA Symbol: COBE4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
DistributionUSA: TX Native Habitat:
Dunes, roadsides, edges of woods.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Drought Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACW || FACW |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Briggs, TX
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
Record Last Modified: 2009-04-08
Research By: DEW