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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]

Common Name:

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

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic - Sub-xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

Sep - Nov

Bloom Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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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