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Flaigg, Norman G.
Symphyotrichum praealtum var. praealtum (Poir.) Nesom
Tall Aster, Willowleaf aster
Synonyms: Aster praealtus
USDA Symbol: syprp
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Listed as a threatened species.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Violet
Bloom Time: Oct , Nov
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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!
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
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Record Modified: 2007-12-15
Research By: JMS