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Symphyotricum lateriflorum is often confused with:
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Clematis hybrida Clematis hybrida
Browallia speciosa Browallia speciosa
Gaura lindheimeri Gaura lindheimeri

Symphyotricum lateriflorum

Common Name(s):

Description

Flowering species in the daisy or Asteraceae family.  Native to the eastern half of North Amercia, it can be found growing in the mountains, piedmont, and cosal plains of North Carolina.  Stems are light green to redish brown and have lines of fine white hairs.  Leaves are alternate 4" long and 1/2' wide and may have white hairs on the undersides of major veins. Upper side of leaves are medium green and lower are light green.   They are narrowly lanceolate, oblanceolate, or elliptic, becoming linear near the flowerheads with a few teeth toward the tips of the larger leaves, otherwise they have smooth margins. The upper leaf surface is medium green, while the lower leaf surface is light green. Panicles of daisy-like  white or pale lavender with yellow center flowerheads reach  10" long and 6" across.   

 

It is delicate and attractive in woodland gardens.  

Cultivars:
Tags:
#native#fall#white#full sun#summer#fall flowers#white flowers#native perennial#feathery leaves#daisy#summer flowers
Cultivars:
Tags:
#native#fall#white#full sun#summer#fall flowers#white flowers#native perennial#feathery leaves#daisy#summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Symphyotricum
    Species:
    lateriflorum
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No