Common Blue Wood Aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium Asteraceae

Other names

Heart-Leaved Aster

Growth habit

Herbaceous

Native distribution

Native to the Finger Lakes Region, E North America

Location

Mundy Wildflower Garden, Edwards Lake Cliffs Preserve, McLean Bogs, South Hill Swamp

Source of plant

North Creek Nurseries, The Plantsmen

Description

Perennial herb to 1.5m; stems glabrous or hirsute. Leaves to 12x10cm, narrowly to broadly cordate, petioles scarcely winged, lower leaves long-petiolate. Capitula 2cm in diameter, radiate, in a loose panicle; phyllaries narrow, obtuse, purple at apex; ray florets 8-20, pale blue; disc florets yellow.

USDA Hardiness Zone

4

Status

L4|S5|G5