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Symphyotrichum concolor

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Aster concolor
  • Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor
Phonetic Spelling
sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum KON-kol-or
Description

This wildflower is found statewide in North Carolina although rarely in the mountains. It was the 1996 NC wildflower of the year and is most common in the woodlands of the piedmont and coastal plains.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#pink flowers#silver#NC native#roadside#native garden#woodland#native wildflower#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard mast fruit
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#pink flowers#silver#NC native#roadside#native garden#woodland#native wildflower#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard mast fruit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Symphyotrichum
    Species:
    concolor
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from October to November
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from September to October
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds