- Common Name(s):
- Crooked-stemmed aster
Previously known as Aster prenanthoides.
Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Symphyotrichum support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) asteris, Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) asteroides, Andrena (Cnemidandrena) hirticincta, Andrena (Cnemidandrena) nubecula, Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) placata, Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) simplex, and Colletes simulans.
- 1-2 ft.
- Zig-zag stem; clasping leaves; narrowed and toothless below the middle; smooth or fine hairs
- 20-30 pale violet petals; yellow center; floral bracts are narrow and translucent
- Woods edge, banks, wet thickets
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2498