Conoclinium coelestinum

General Information:

This herbaceous perennial can grow up to 3 feet high and spread up to 3 feet wide. The blue-purple flowers can be seen from July to October and will attract butterflies. They are commonly found in medium to wet soils and full sun to partly shaded areas. 

Medicinal Uses:

Most commonly used in traditional medicines, the mistflower can be used to treat skin infections and sore throats. The leaves can be applied to wounds to stop the bleeding. Studies have also shown that the mistflower has high antioxidant properties. 

Did You Know:

The mistflower is a very common plant to see in flower gardens and butterfly gardens.