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Bartlettina sordida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Eupatorieae
Genus: Bartlettina
R.King & H.Rob.
  • Neobartlettia R.M. King & H. Rob. 1971, illegitimate homonym, not Schltr. 1920 (Orchidaceae )

Bartlettina is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae.[2][3][1] They are native to tropical regions of Mesoamerica and South America.[4] The genus was erected to house several plants separated from genus Eupatorium.[4]

These are shrubs or perennial herbs with woody bases. The oppositely arranged leaves have smooth or serrated edges. The flower heads contain tubular florets.[4]

The best known species may be the blue mist flower (B. sordida), which is cultivated as an ornamental plant[5] and has become naturalized outside its native range.[6]

formerly included[8]