Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (Nutt.) G.L.Nesom (redirected from: Aster oblongifolius)
Family: Asteraceae
aromatic aster,  more...
[Aster kumleinii Fr. ex A.Gray,  more]
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Etymology: Aster: from the Greek aster, "a star," describing the radiate heads of the flowers
Plants: weakly erect, perennial, 4"-40" tall forb; stems stiff, brittle, more or less branched; from colony-forming rhizomes
Leaves: stiff, entire, stalkess, usually slightly clasping, narrowly oblong, yellowish to dark green, coarsely hairy
Flowers: head 3/4"- 1 1/4" wide with 15-40 blue to purple rays; inflorescence of several to many heads in large clusters at the ends of the branches; blooms Sept.-Oct.
Fruits: dry seed with silky, fluffy pappus
Habitat: full sun; dry; prairies, cliffs
Conservation Status: Native
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