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Symphyotrichum prenanthoides

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Aster prenanthoides.
Phonetic Spelling
sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum pre-nan-thee-OY-deez
Description

Crooked-stemmed Aster is a native perennial wildflower in the daisy family.  It is typically found growing along a woods edge, banks, and thickets.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#wildlife plant#wildflowers#native bees#specialized bees#NC native#pollinator plant#native wildflower
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#wildlife plant#wildflowers#native bees#specialized bees#NC native#pollinator plant#native wildflower
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Symphyotrichum
    Species:
    prenanthoides
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South East Canada to U.S.A
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the genus Symphyotrichum support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) asteris, Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) asteroides, Andrena (Cnemidandrena) hirticincta, Andrena (Cnemidandrena) nubecula, Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) placata, Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) simplex, and Colletes simulans.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    20-30 pale violet petals with a yellow center. Floral bracts are narrow and translucent.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Clasping leaves, narrowed and toothless below the middle, smooth or fine hairs.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Zig Zags
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees