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Symphyotrichum laeve (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Smooth blue aster
USDA Symbol: SYLA3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A smooth-leaved perennial bearing flower heads with many rich lavender-blue rays surrounding a yellow central disk; stem with a light grayish-white bloom.
One of the most attractive blue asters, this species has bright green foliage that is very smooth to the touch.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
, WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Throughout much of North America, except Florida, California, and far north. Native Habitat:
Fields, open woods, and roadsides.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
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, DE
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff