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Symphyotrichum dumosum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum doo-MO-sum
Description

Long-stalked Aster is a native wildflower in the daisy family.  It can be found along roadsides and other disturbed areas.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#disturbed areas#native wildflower#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#food source hard mast fruit#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#disturbed areas#native wildflower#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#food source hard mast fruit#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Symphyotrichum
    Species:
    dumosum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Canada and U.S.A.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from September to November
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from August to October
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds