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Aster oblongifolius var. angustatus

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Previously known as:

  • Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Phonetic Spelling
ASS-ter ob-long-ee-FOH-lee-us
Description

Foliage: Rigid, toothless leaves have an aromatic, piney fragrance when crushed or rubbed; multi-branched, stiff stems form a shrubby dome-shaped plant

Flower: Hundreds of blue-purple flowers with yellow discs, matures to a purple-bronze

Site: Fields, thickets, roadsides

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aster
    Species:
    oblongifolius
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    U.S.A. to NE. Mexico
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
  • 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 Description:
    Hundreds of blue-purple flowers with yellow discs, matures to a purple-bronze
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Rigid, toothless leaves have an aromatic, piney fragrance when crushed or rubbed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Multi-branched, stiff stems form a shrubby dome-shaped plant
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area