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Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. novi-belgii (New york aster)
Reveal, James L.

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii var. novi-belgii

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii (L.) G.L. Nesom var. novi-belgii

New York Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster eminens, Aster junceus, Aster longifolius, Aster novi-belgii, Aster salicifolius, Symphyotrichum longifolium


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Leaf: Green
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: Aug , Sep


USA: CT , DC , MA , MD , ME , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Loam


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

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)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE


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

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


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

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