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Aster laevis is often confused with:
Erigeron pulchellus Erigeron pulchellus

Smooth Aster Aster laevis

Other plants called Smooth Aster:

Previously known as:

  • Symphyotrichum laeve
Phonetic Spelling
ASS-ter LYE-viss
Description

Foliage: 1-3 in., lance to elliptical or egg-shaped leaves; smooth with a pale, glaucous bloom; mostly toothless, thick, stiff clasping

Flower: Almost 1-in. flower head; violet to blue flower petals and yellow center

Site: Dry soil, wood edges

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aster
    Species:
    laevis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada and the United States
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Almost 1-in. flower head; violet to blue flower petals and yellow center
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1-3 in., lance to elliptical or egg-shaped leaves; smooth with a pale, glaucous bloom; mostly toothless, thick, stiff clasping
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil