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Calico Aster Aster lateriflorus

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Other plants called Calico Aster:

Previously known as:

  • Symphyotrichum lateriflorum
Phonetic Spelling
ASS-ter lat-er-ih-FLOOR-us
Description

Foliage: 2-6 in. lanceolate to elliptical, coarsely toothed leaves

Flower: Several small flower heads with white or pale purple petals; yellow or purple disk; located on one side of straggly, divergent branches; bracts have a prominent midrib

Site: Fields, thickets, open woods, roadsides

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aster
    Species:
    lateriflorus
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada to Mexico
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Several small flower heads with white or pale purple petals; yellow or purple disk; located on one side of straggly, divergent branches; bracts have a prominent midrib
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-6 in. lanceolate to elliptical, coarsely toothed leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland