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Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
USDA Symbol: SYLA4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Several small flower heads of white or pale purple ray flowers surrounding yellow or purple disk flowers are on one side of straggly, divergent branches.
This is one of a group of closely related white, narrow-leaved asters that presumably interbreed and are difficult to distinguish. The common name refers to the fact that the heads are at first yellow and later turn purplish-red, so that flowers on one plant and even a single head may include both colors at the same time.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Canada: MB
, QC Native Distribution:
Ontario to Nova Scotia south through New England to Georgia; west to Tennessee and Arkansas; north to Minnesota. Native Habitat:
BenefitConspicuous 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.
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff