(Crooked Stem Aster)
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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.
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