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Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Common Name: New England Aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Species: Symphyotrichum novea-angliae

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of New England aster are 1", clustered, deep violet with a golden center, and have over 40 rays.

The leaves are toothless, crowded, and clasping hairy stems. The plants grow to 5’ in height.

Habitat & Range

New England aster grows in fields and moist areas in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.

Life Cycle

The flowers bloom from August to October.

This species is an herbaceous perennial.

Featured image by James Dake.


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