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Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor [= Aster concolor]

Eastern Silvery Aster

Scientific Name:

Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor [= Aster concolor]

Genus:

Symphyotrichum

Species Epithet:

concolor var. concolor

Common Name:

Eastern Silvery Aster

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, Piedmont woodlands, forest edges, roadbanks. Rare in NC Mountains, common in 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:

Symphyotrichum concolor var. concolor is the only variety of this species in NC (per Weakley 2015).

Blooms

Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004

image

Kathy Schlosser

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


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