Symphyotrichum oolentangiense
(Sly Blue Aster)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Sly Blue Aster, Azure Aster, Blue Devils
    Synonyms: Aster azureus, Aster oolentangiensis
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense, or Sly Blue Aster, is native to about the middle third of the US, encompassing the eastern Central Plains and the Great Lakes area. It is a perennial that grows in dry prairies, meadows, open woods and along woodland edges, roadsides and railroads. It blooms in late summer and fall with blue flowers.

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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