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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Ionactis linariifolius (L.) Greene
Flaxleaf whitetop aster, Stiff Aster, Flaxleaf aster
Synonym(s): Aster linariifolius, Aster linariifolius var. victorinii
USDA Symbol: IOLI2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Stiff, leafy stalk is terminated by several flower heads with blue ray flowers and yellow center disk flowers that turn bronzy.
Numerous short stems form a mound of flowers in colors ranging from deepest lavender to pinks and whites.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Southern Ontario to New Brunswick; New England south to northwest Florida; west to Louisiana and eastern Texas; north to Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Dry clearings, rocky banks.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil Description: Sandy
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Research By: TWC Staff