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Symphyotrichum retroflexum (Rigid whitetop aster)
Cressler, Alan

Symphyotrichum retroflexum

Symphyotrichum retroflexum (Lindl. ex DC.) G.L. Nesom

Rigid Whitetop Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster curtisii, Aster retroflexus

USDA Symbol: SYRE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

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


USA: GA , NC , SC , TN

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-09-10
Research By: SET

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