Symphyotrichum puniceum
(Purplestem Aster)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Purplestem Aster, Red-Stem Aster, Swamp Aster, Red-Stalk Aster, Red-Stemmed Aster, Early Purple Aster, Cocash, Swanweed, Meadow Scabish
    Synonyms: Aster puniceus
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Symphyotrichum puniceum, or Purplestem Aster, is native to most of the eastern half of the United States, but is very rare in the south. It is a perennial that grows in swamps, bogs, moist woods and woodland edges, ditches and along roadsides. It blooms in late summer and fall with purple-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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