(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.
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