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Symphyotrichum ciliolatum (Lindley's aster)
Smith, R.W.

Symphyotrichum ciliolatum

Symphyotrichum ciliolatum (Lindl.) Á. Löve & D. Löve

Lindley's Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster ciliolatus, Aster ciliolatus var. comatus, Aster ciliolatus var. maccallae, Aster ciliolatus var. wilsonii, Aster foliaceus var. subgeminatus, Aster lindleyanus, Aster maccallae, Aster saundersii, Aster subgeminatus, Aster wilsonii, Symphyotrichum ciliolatum var. comatum, Symphyotrichum ciliolatum var. maccallae, Symphyotrichum ciliolatum var. wilsonii, Symphyotrichum subgeminatum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Native peoples sometimes used fringed aster for medicine. They boiled the strongly scented roots to make eye drops, and they used the smoke from burning roots to revive people who had fainted in sweat baths. (Kershaw)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NY , SD , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Woodland,Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Larval Host: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special 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)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Larval Host
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Bibref 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 resources

USDA: Find Symphyotrichum ciliolatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Symphyotrichum ciliolatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Symphyotrichum ciliolatum


Record Modified: 2022-05-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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