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    10 / 15 / 2014

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First image of purple flowers was taken near a pond. They almost look like thistles, but don’t have the thorns, etc. The berry cluster was beautiful with varying colors of blue, purple and white. The berries appeared to be hard and part of a vine. This one grew on a chain link fence near the “thistle”-like plant. Have looked at images of wild berries, but could not find anything that looked likes these. These may have had flowers before they became berries.


  • Jean Priest Unregistered says:

    My planted last fall healthy looking 2and 1/2 ft tall watered ageratum plants have not yet bloomed. So anxious for the blue blooms. Thank you.

    August 15th, 2020 at 6:55am

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    There are wild ageratums.

    October 20th, 2014 at 10:52am

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Yes, I see it’s ironweed now. Didn’t look at it closely enough – reacted to the color. Thanks, stone.

    October 20th, 2014 at 10:49am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Not ageratum. Compare with vernonia altissima Ironweed. Nice butterfly plant.

    October 20th, 2014 at 9:56am

  • vcathryn Registered says:

    Hi, Jim, Looked up porcelain berries. and sure enough, that is what my “mystery” berries are! Thanks for identifying them for me. I knew there were garden ageratums, but was not aware there were “wild” varieties. This specimen did not appear to resemble any of the garden types. vcathryn

    October 18th, 2014 at 12:32pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Ageratum and porcelain berry.

    October 18th, 2014 at 10:13am

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