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Plant Details

Symphyotrichum retroflexum [= Aster curtisii]

Rigid Whitetop Aster

Scientific Name:

Symphyotrichum retroflexum [= Aster curtisii]

Common Name:

Rigid Whitetop Aster

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

4

Light:

Sun - Part shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Aug - Oct

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Forests. Common in NC Mountains.

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 (*)

Plant

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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



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