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Aster pilosus

Previously known as:

  • Symphyotrichum ericoides
Phonetic Spelling
ASS-ter pil-OH-sus
Description

Fire Risk: This plant has a medium flammability rating. 

Foliage: Hairy or smooth, narrow or lance shaped, stalkless, 1-3 in. leaves; limited or no teeth; several slender branches which are ascending or stiffly spreading

Flower: .75-in. flower head; 15-25 white to pale purplish petals; yellow center

Site: Dry thickets, roadsides, clearings, fields

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fire#medium flammability
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fire#medium flammability
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aster
    Species:
    pilosus
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & E. Canada to Mexico
    Fire Risk Rating:
    medium flammability
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    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:
    .75-in. flower head; 15-25 white to pale purplish petals; yellow center
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Velvety
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Hairy or smooth, narrow or lance shaped, stalkless, 1-3 in. leaves; limited or no teeth
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Several slender branches which are ascending or stiffly spreading
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area