Plant ID forum: Which Conoclinium?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 23, 2013 4:41 PM CST

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Growing in our sandy bottomland. Alternate leaves with beautiful blue flossflower blooms. I'm thinking this is Gregg's mistflower (Conoclinium greggii) but am uncertain and want to be sure before I post the photos to the DB.



Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 23, 2013 5:22 PM CST
The leaves don't look right for Gregg's mistflower.
Could it be Conoclinium coelestinum?

Gorgeous pictures!!!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 23, 2013 5:41 PM CST

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Thanks Stone. Smiling You might be right on that. Let's invoke the name of @Horntoad and see if he can confirm or deny.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Aug 23, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Look here for a dichotomous key:

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=1...

(C. dissectum = C. gregii)
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 23, 2013 9:26 PM CST
Just got home. I agree with stone, the leaves are not right for Conoclinium greggii, it is Conoclinium coelestinum . Conoclinium greggii is a synonym for Conoclinium dissectum, which grows in the western parts of the state. Conoclinium coelestinum grows in the eastern half of Texas including Cherokee County. Around here C. coelestinum tends to be found around ditches and other moist areas.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 24, 2013 6:33 AM CST

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Fantastic, thank you all so much! I've imported the photos into Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) Thumbs up
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 24, 2013 6:44 AM CST
That pastel blue has been a difficult colour to capture on film, for me... Which shows how long I've been trying...
On a cool autumn day, those electric pastels capture the eyes... to the exclusion of everything else...
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 24, 2013 7:17 AM CST

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I've tried photographing this plant for some time, actually. It's in a difficult location where there are a lot of shadows most of the time. Yesterday evening I down in the bottom, picking the last of our elderberries and the lighting was just right. It was overcast but light, so I set the ISO to 100, opened the aperture to f/5.6 and let the camera pick the exposure. I chose "Cloudy" as the white balance and these were the happy results. Smiling

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