Symphyotrichum foliaceum (Lindl. ex DC.) G.L. Nesom
Alpine Leafy-bract Aster, Leafy Aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: SYFO2
Leafy stems with ascending branches terminated by several flower heads, each with many narrow, lavender or purple to pink rays.
As the great assemblage of plants that once made up the genus Aster is studied and better understood, it has become clear that several species within it belong in separate genera. Botanists have placed the Leafy Aster, along with nearly 80 other species formerly in the genus Aster, in the genus Symphyotrichum.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NE , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NB
Native Distribution: Alaska south to central California, Arizona, and New Mexico and then further south to Queretaro in central Mexico.
Native Habitat: Moist places in woods, along road banks, and in mountain meadows.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Symphyotrichum foliaceum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Symphyotrichum foliaceum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Symphyotrichum foliaceum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2016-02-04
Research By: TWC Staff