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Plant Details

Symphyotrichum cordifolium [= Aster cordifolius]

Blue Wood Aster, Heart-leaved Aster, Broad-leaf Aster

Scientific Name:

Symphyotrichum cordifolium [= Aster cordifolius]

Common Name:

Blue Wood Aster, Heart-leaved Aster, Broad-leaf Aster

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

2 - 6

Light:

Shade, Part-Sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Sep - Oct

Bloom Area:

Mountains, scattered Piedmont, Coast

Habitat Description:

Rich forests, shaded roadbanks. Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in 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:

can become weedy in urban environmens

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Topton, NC

Plant

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Martha Baskin
Topton, NC

Leaf

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Martha Baskin
Topton, NC

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Flora of North America
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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