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Aster umbellatus

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Previously known as:

  • Doellingeria umbellata
Phonetic Spelling
ASS-ter um-bell-AY-tus
Description

Foliage: Up to 6-inch, lance-shaped or elliptical leaves taper at each end; toothless; short-stalked to stalkless

Flower: .5-.75 in. flower heads in flattish cluster; 10-15 white petals tinged with purple, tend to curve downward or backwards

Site: Moist fields, thickets, border of swamps

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aster
    Species:
    umbellatus
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    E. Canada to U.S.A.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    .5-.75 in. flower heads in flattish cluster; 10-15 white petals tinged with purple, tend to curve downward or backwards
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 6-inch, lance-shaped or elliptical leaves taper at each end; toothless; short-stalked to stalkless
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No