Symphyotrichum praealtum var. praealtum
Symphyotrichum praealtum (Poir.) G.L. Nesom var. praealtum
Tall Aster, Willowleaf aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Aster caerulescens, Aster coerulescens, Aster novi-belgii var. litoreus, Aster praealtus, Aster praealtus var. caerulescens, Aster praealtus var. imbricatior, Aster praealtus var. texicola, Aster salicifolius, Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. litoreum, Symphyotrichum praealtum var. texicola
USDA Symbol: SYPRP
Listed as a threatened species.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Violet
Bloom Time: Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy
Conditions Comments: Like almost all of our fall blooming wildflowers, Tall Asters are a very important source of nectar for migrating Monarch butterflies. Get them established, and you and the butterflies will enjoy them for years to come!
BenefitUse Wildlife: Tall Asters are a very important source of nectar for migrating Monarch butterflies.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Symphyotrichum praealtum var. praealtum in USDA Plants
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-12-15
Research By: JMS