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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Symphyotrichum patens var. patens (Ait.) Nesom
Spreading Aster, Late Purple Aster, Spread-Leaf Aster, Sky-drop Aster
Synonyms: Aster patens
USDA Symbol: sypap2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Dark Green Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV Canada: NB USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Sedges and ornamentals for shade in Bastrop County
June 20, 2007
I bought a home in Elgin, TX that was owned by an elderly woman. Most of
the lawn is shaded by elm or pecan trees. In the sunny areas, i got native
wildflowers to grow like lantana and coneflower,...
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Record Modified: 2008-08-28
Research By: TWC Staff