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Symphyotrichum cordifolium [= Aster cordifolius]

Blue Wood Aster, Heart-leaved Aster, Broad-leaf Aster

Scientific Name:

Symphyotrichum cordifolium [= Aster cordifolius]

Genus:

Symphyotrichum

Species Epithet:

cordifolium

Common Name:

Blue Wood Aster, Heart-leaved Aster, Broad-leaf Aster

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue, Purple

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Rich forests, shaded roadbanks. Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Notes:

can become weedy in urban environmens

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Topton, NC

Plant

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Martha Baskin
Topton, NC

Leaf

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Martha Baskin
Topton, NC

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Flora of North America
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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