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

Hairy White Oldfield Aster, Frost Aster

Scientific Name:

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

Genus:

Symphyotrichum

Species Epithet:

pilosum var. pilosum

Common Name:

Hairy White Oldfield Aster, Frost 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):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

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:

Suitable for home landscapes

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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