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Plant Details

Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pilosum [= Aster pilosus var. pilosus]

Hairy White Oldfield Aster, Frost Aster

Scientific Name:

Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pilosum [= Aster pilosus var. pilosus]

Common Name:

Hairy White Oldfield Aster, Frost Aster

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

4

Light:

Full-Sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Sep - Nov

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Old fields, disturbed areas, woodland borders. Common throughout NC.

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 native bees

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC
Sep '08

Blooms Close Up

Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC
Sep '08

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Blooms, Stem & Buds

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC
Sep '08

Entire Plant

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC
Mid Oct

Entire Plant replanted

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC
Sep '08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants
NCSU Plants
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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