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Symphyotrichum turbinellum

Symphyotrichum turbinellum (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom

Smooth Violet Prairie Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster turbinellus

USDA Symbol: SYTU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 3 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: Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AR , IA , IL , KS , LA , MO , NE , OK

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

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-27
Research By: SET

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