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Symphyotrichum dumosum var. dumosum (L.) Nesom
Bushy aster, Rice button aster
Synonyms: Aster dumosus
USDA Symbol: SYDUD2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This bushy, broadly branched perennial grows1-3 ft. high and bears many small, bract-like leaves. The main leaves are linear and the small flowers are pale blue, lavender or white. The inflorescence in large and open, with many spreading branches.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MS , NC , NH , NJ , OK , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV Canada: NB
, ON Native Distribution:
Coastal plain from s.w. ME to FL & LA & n. to AR & w. KY; also local in Great Lakes area Native Habitat:
Dry to wet, old fields & open woods USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff