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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Common Name(s):
Aromatic aster
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials
Comment:

Aromatic aster is a native perennial wildflower that's name comes from the balsam-like fragrance it gives off when its rigid stems are crushed. The simple,oblong, alternate leaves are .5–3 inches long. The flowers are composite of approximately 30 purple ray flowers and yellow disk flowers. The bracts are glandular with long, green, loose or spreading tips. Fruits are flat, hairy achenes . It spreads by stolons.

USDA Plant Fact Sheet

Season:
Fall
Height:
1–3 ft.
Tags:
pollinator

NCCES plant id: 3200

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Andrey Zharkikh, CC BY - 4.0
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Andrey Zharkikh, CC BY - 4.0
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Andrey-Zharkikh, CC BY - 4.0