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Eurybia spectabilis (Aiton) G.L. Nesom
Eastern showy aster, Showy Aster
Synonym(s): Aster commixtus, Aster smallii, Aster spectabilis, Aster spectabilis var. cinerascens, Aster spectabilis var. suffultus, Eurybia commixta
USDA Symbol: EUSP3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Open clusters of showy flower heads with bright lavender rays surrounding a yellow central disk; stem stiff, rough, often branched toward top.
Flowers: Head to 1 1/2 (4 cm) wide; bracts oblong, sticky, with spreading green tips.
Leaves: Lower o
This very showy, large-flowered, short-stemmed aster is easily cultivated and makes a fine display in late summer. Its distribution is mainly coastal, especially in pine barrens.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
, VA Native Distribution:
New York and Massachusetts south to Georgia and Alabama. Native Habitat:
Dry clearings and sandy woods.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DEMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff