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Ionactis linariifolius (Flaxleaf whitetop aster)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Ionactis linariifolius

Flaxleaf whitetop aster, Stiff Aster, Flaxleaf aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

USDA Symbol: IOLI2

USDA Native Status:

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , 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 Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil Description: Sandy


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Ionactis linariifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ionactis linariifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ionactis linariifolius


Record Modified: 2012-05-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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