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Symphyotrichum patens var. gracile

Symphyotrichum patens (Aiton) G.L. Nesom var. gracile (Hook.) G.L. Nesom

Late Purple Aster, Spreading Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster patens var. gracilis, Aster tenuicaulis, Virgulus patens var. gracilis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 4 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 , Violet
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-05-17
Research By: CBR

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