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Flaigg, Norman G.
Symphyotrichum praealtum var. praealtum
Symphyotrichum praealtum (Poir.) G.L. Nesom var. praealtum
Tall Aster, Willowleaf aster
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
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Listed as a threatened species.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Violet
Bloom Time: Oct , Nov
, WV Canada: NB
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Medium Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
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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!
Tall Asters are a very important source of nectar
for migrating Monarch butterflies. Conspicuous Flowers:
Butterflies Nectar Source:
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:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2007-12-15
Research By: JMS