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Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. lanceolatum

White Panicle Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster bellidiflorus, Aster lamarckianus, Aster lanceolatus, Aster lanceolatus ssp. simplex, Aster lanceolatus var. simplex, Aster laxus, Aster paniculatus, Aster paniculatus var. simplex, Aster simplex, Aster simplex var. estuarinus, Aster simplex var. ramosissimus, Aster tenuifolius var. ramosissimus, Symphyotrichum simplex


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

This taxon appears as Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ssp. lanceolatum var. lanceolatum on the USDA PLANTS Database website.


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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 , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AR , CT , DC , DE , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Habitat: Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

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)

Northern Crescent
(Phyciodes cocyta)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA


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
Bibref 1294 - The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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


Record Modified: 2023-07-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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