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Plant Details

Symphyotrichum grandiflorum [= Aster grandiflorus]

Big-Headed Aster, Wild Blue Aster, Large-flowered Aster

Scientific Name:

Symphyotrichum grandiflorum [= Aster grandiflorus]

Genus:

Symphyotrichum

Species Epithet:

grandiflorum

Common Name:

Big-Headed Aster, Wild Blue Aster, Large-flowered Aster

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Purple

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

September, October, November

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry woodlands, forest edges; roadbanks and powerline rights-of-way. Common in NC Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Notes:

important food source for bees

Bloom

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Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004

Close Up

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Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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