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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Symphyotrichum undulatum (L.) G.L. Nesom
Synonym(s): Aster asperifolius, Aster claviger, Aster corrigiatus, Aster diversifolius, Aster gracilescens, Aster linguiformis, Aster loriformis, Aster mohrii, Aster proteus, Aster sylvestris, Aster triangularis, Aster truellius, Aster undulatus, Aster undulatus var. asperulus, Aster undulatus var. diversifolius, Aster undulatus var. loriformis, Aster undulatus var. triangularis
USDA Symbol: syun
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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
, 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.
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:
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff