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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Symphyotrichum undulatum (L.) Nesom
Synonyms: Aster undulatus
USDA Symbol: SYUN
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A stiff, very rough stem bearing spreading branches and loose clusters of flower heads with lavender, violet, or pale blue rays.
There are several varieties of this plant, differing only in the outline of the leaves. The broadly winged leafstalks are particularly noteworthy.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
AL , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Ontario; Nova Scotia and Maine south to Florida, west to Louisiana, and north to Tennessee and Illinois. Native Habitat:
Dry woods, thickets, and clearings. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff