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Symphyotrichum falcatum var. falcatum

Symphyotrichum falcatum (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom var. falcatum

White Prairie Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster elegantulus, Aster falcatus, Aster ramulosus, Lasallea falcata, Virgulus falcatus


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , AZ , CO , ID , MN , MT , ND , NM , SD , UT , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NT , YT
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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