Symphyotrichum undulatum (L.) G.L. Nesom
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
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
There are several varieties of this plant, differing only in the outline of the leaves. The broadly winged leafstalks are particularly noteworthy.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: 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 , NS , ON , 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)
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)Symphyotrichum undulatum is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Pearl Crescent |
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BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Symphyotrichum undulatum in USDA Plants
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff