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Symphyotrichum tradescantii

Symphyotrichum tradescantii (L.) G.L. Nesom

Shore Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster saxatilis, Aster tradescantii, Aster tradescantii var. saxatilis, Aster vimineus var. saxatilis


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Bloom may extend to September.


USA: ME , NH , NJ , NY , RI , VT
Canada: NB , NL , NS , QC


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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