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Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ssp. lanceolatum (White panicle aster)
Reveal, James L.

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ssp. lanceolatum

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

White Panicle Aster, Panicled Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



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

A tall stem bearing a panicle of flower heads with numerous white (occasionally pink, purple or blue-tinged) rays.

This colony-forming species spreads by rhizomes. It has several varieties, differing in color, ray size, and leaf shape and serration.


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


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , 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
Native Distribution: Throughout much of North America, except far north.
Native Habitat: Damp thickets, meadows, and shorelines.

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


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

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