Symphyotrichum patens
(Late Purple Aster)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Late Purple Aster, Spreading Aster, Clasping Aster
    Synonyms: Aster patens, Lasallea patens, Virgulus patens
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Symphyotrichum patens, or Late Purple Aster, is native to the southeastern half of the US. It is a perennial that grows in sandy open woods, prairies, meadows, glades and along woodland edges. It blooms in late summer and fall with blue-purple 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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