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Western Aster

Wester Aster (Symphyotrichum spathulatum), sometimes known as Western Mountain Aster or Larger Western Mountain Aster, is a native perennial forb that grows in colonies and can be found in open, wet to dry environments. Its stem is glabrous to hairy, and green to greyish-green in color. Its leaves are alternate, with basal leaves present when it is flowering.


Life Cycle: Perennial

Solar Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Late Summer to Fall


USDA PLANTS Database Link

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SYSPS

Pictures from https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SYSPS