Content tagged with "summer wildflower"

Blue Cardinal Flower (Great Lobelia; Blue Lobelia) (Closeup)

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The blossoms of blue cardinal flower have the typical lobelia shape, with a 2-parted upper lip and 3-divided lower lip. They can be 1 inch long, and the color is light or dark violet, light or dark blue, or lavender; rarely they are white. More

Blue False Indigo

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Blue false indigo is a native bushy perennial with three-parted compound leaves and showy, upright stalks of blue pea-flowers. The seedpods are inflated and turn black upon maturity, and the seeds rattle around in the dry pods. More

Blue False Indigo

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Baptisia australis
Blue false indigo is a native bushy perennial with three-parted compound leaves and showy, upright stalks of blue pea flowers. The seedpods are inflated and turn black upon maturity, and the seeds rattle around in the dry pods. More

Blue False Indigo (Flower)

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The flowers of blue false indigo are showy, blue to violet, and have the typical pea-family configuration. They are arranged on upright racemes that can be 12 inches long. This species blooms May-June. More

Blue Phlox (Wild Sweet William)

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Phlox divaricata
A common, eye-catching native spring wildflower, blue phlox is found nearly statewide. More

Blue Phlox (Wild Sweet William)

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A common, eye-catching native spring wildflower, blue phlox, or wild sweet William, is found in forests nearly statewide. More

Blue Vervain

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Blue vervain is a tall, slender, erect perennial with branching stems and rough hairs. Flowers in many terminal spikes, deep purple, violet, light lavender, or rarely white. The flowers are tubular, 5-lobed, opening from the base of the spikes upward. More

Blue Vervain

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Verbena hastata
Blue vervain is a tall, slender, erect perennial with branching stems and rough hairs. Its tubular flowers are clustered in many terminal spikes, and can be deep purple, violet, light lavender, or rarely white. More

Blue Vervain (Flowers)

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Blue vervain flowers are most commonly deep purple, violet, or light lavender. They are arranged on spikes and open from the base of the spike upward. Blue vervain blooms June-October and is used as a native garden plant. More

Blue Vervain Plant

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Blue vervain occurs in low, wet places, streamsides, sloughs, lakes, wet prairies, pastures, and woodlands; also wet ledges of bluffs, railroads, roadsides, and waste places. In Missouri, it is most common north of the Missouri River and in our central and western counties, and scattered in the Ozarks. More