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Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ssp. hesperium (White panicle aster)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ssp. hesperium

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom

White Panicle Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Ray flowers usually purplish-blue/violet, sometimes white. Disc flowers yellow, aging to purple.


USA: AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , KS , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WI , WY

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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