Symphyotrichum novi-belgii (L.) G.L. Nesom
New York Aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: syno3
A branching plant with slender, mostly smooth stems bearing narrow leaves and numerous flower heads with blue-violet to rose (sometimes white) rays surrounding a yellow or reddish central disk.
This large aster is abundant in low areas along the coast. There are many color forms, including those with white or rose rays. The species name, Latin for "of New Belgium," is from an early name for New York.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: CT , DC , DE , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , VA , VT , WV
Native Distribution: Quebec, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia south to South Carolina, mostly near coast.
Native Habitat: Shorelines, damp thickets, and meadows.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Symphyotrichum novi-belgii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Symphyotrichum novi-belgii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2019-12-20
Research By: TWC Staff