Symphyotrichum prenanthoides
(Crooked Stem Aster)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Crooked Stem Aster, Crooked Aster, Crooked-Stemmed Aster, Zig-Zag Aster
    Synonyms: Aster prenanthoides
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Symphyotrichum prenanthoides, or Crooked Stem Aster, is native to primarily the northeastern quarter of the United States, but also dips into the southwestern Appalachian area as well. It is a perennial that grows in moist open woods and woodland edges. It blooms in late summer and fall with light 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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