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Symphyotrichum prenanthoides

Common Name(s):
Crooked-stemmed aster
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Previously known as Aster prenanthoides.

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Symphyotrichum support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) asterisAndrena (Callandrena s.l.) asteroidesAndrena (Cnemidandrena) hirticinctaAndrena (Cnemidandrena) nubeculaAndrena (Callandrena s.l.) placataAndrena (Callandrena s.l.) simplexand Colletes simulans.

Compare this Plant to:  Symphyotrichum lateriflorumSymphyotrichum lateriflorumSymphyotrichum pilosum

Season:
Fall
Height:
1-2 ft.
Foliage:
Zig-zag stem; clasping leaves; narrowed and toothless below the middle; smooth or fine hairs
Flower:
20-30 pale violet petals; yellow center; floral bracts are narrow and translucent
Site:
Woods edge, banks, wet thickets
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
pollinator, specialized bees, bees, native bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2498

Aster prenanthoides Aster prenanthoides
Symphyotrichum prenanthoides--Fritz-Flohr-Reynolds--CC-BY-SA, CC BY-SA - 4.0