Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
(Aromatic Aster)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Aromatic Aster, Fall Aster
    Synonyms: Aster kumleinii, Aster oblongifolius, Lasallea oblongifolia, Virgulus oblongifolius
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, or Aromatic Aster, is native to the central plains, as well as the Appalachain area. It is a perennial that grows in open woods, prairies, fields, along roadsides, and on woodland edges. It has purple-blue flowers in late summer and fall.

More information will be made available soon about this species and telling it apart from others.

We have a special Aster ID chart that you can access here. More species will be added to it as time allows:
Symphyotrichum (Aster) ID chart

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