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Symphyotrichum puniceum (Purplestem aster)
Smith, R.W.

Symphyotrichum puniceum

Purplestem aster, Purple-stemmed Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

USDA Symbol: SYPU

USDA Native Status:

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: 2-3
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Blooms rarely pink or white.

Distribution

USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , ON , PE , QC , SK

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA
Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Symphyotrichum puniceum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Symphyotrichum puniceum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Symphyotrichum puniceum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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