Eupatorium greggii  Mistflower
PERENNIAL.  When not in flower, identify by light bright green lacy-looking opposite leaves that are deeply divided into many lobes.  Flowers are ragged fuzzy tufts at the end of long stems; color is a unique and unmistakable bluish-lavender.  Blooms after summer rains, August-frost.  Spreads by short runners, forming dense colonies.  Flowers attract butterflies.  In the Empires, occasional under trees in damp, sandy, shady locations in small canyons.
FAMILY:  Asteraceae (Composite or Daisy Family)