Symphyotrichum retroflexum
(Rigid Whitetop Aster)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Rigid Whitetop Aster, Curtis' Aster
    Synonyms: Aster curtisii, Aster retroflexus
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: September - November
    Status: Native

Symphyotrichum retroflexum, or Rigid Whitetop Aster, is native only to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina. It is a perennial that grows in dry to moist open woods, edges of woods, and along trails and roads. It blooms in mid to late fall with purpleish 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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